On March 18, scholar Shannon Sullivan spoke to an engaged audience of students and community members at Elmhurst College on the topic of gender, race and the future of education. After the talk, which was this year’s Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture, she answered questions from audience members.
A professor of philosophy, women’s studies and African American studies at Pennsylvania State University, Sullivan teaches and writes at the intersections of feminist philosophy, critical philosophy of race, American pragmatism and continental philosophy.
Sullivan is the author of Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege and the forthcoming Good White People: The Problem with Middle Class White Anti-Racism. She currently is completing a book on the physiology of racist and sexist oppression. Sullivan received her bachelor’s degree from Trinity University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.
The Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture is delivered annually during Women’s History Month at Elmhurst College. It is named for the College’s former dean of students, who served the College for 30 years and left an indelible stamp of leadership.