OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Final Lecture in Horning Series to Examine Life of Julia Boyer Reinstein

04/25/2006

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Elizabeth Lapovsky-Kennedy, a professor of anthropology from the University of Arizona, will deliver the final talk in the 2005-06 Horning Lecture Series at Oregon State University on Thursday, May 4.

Her presentation, "'I Was Accused of Being a Bastard': Tensions of Childhood, 1906-1915," begins at 4 p.m. in OSU's Memorial Union Room 206. It is free and open to the public.

In her lecture, Lapovsky-Kennedy will discuss the early life of Julia Boyer Reinstein, an upper-middle class woman who was born in New York in 1906, and lived as a lesbian in early adulthood, before marrying and having children in her middle years. After her husband died, she resumed living openly as a lesbian.

The lecture is part of the Horning Lecture Series, which has focused on Marriage, Reproduction and Sexuality.

Lapovsky-Kennedy was trained as an anthropologist at Cambridge University, and taught at State University of New York-Buffalo. She is a professor and head of women's studies at the University of Arizona, where she has developed a national reputation for her work on feminist scholarship.