Associate Professor of Psychology Pauline Guerin, a Pennsylvania native who joined the faculty at Penn State Brandywine in fall 2012 after living and working in Australia since the 1990s, will return "down under" this summer to present at the Thirteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, at the end of June.
She will present "Racism, Sexism and the Power of Vaginas." Contrasting diunital and dichotomous logic, this paper explores complexities associated with vaginal medical and cultural procedures, including cosmetic surgeries and circumcisions, and relations to racism, sexism and power, she explained.
Guerin will remain in Australia for two months over the summer to work on a few research projects, including one on racism in child and family health services and another on how to teach racism to undergraduate health professionals. She will also work on the second edition of her book, Healthcare and Indigenous Australians.