TWU presents talk on dance and the politics of Irish womanhood

Kathryn Holt
Kathryn Holt, PhD

January 13, 2022 - DENTON - The Texas Woman's Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership and its Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy will present a virtual talk, "Dance and the Politics of Irish Womanhood," on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Irish women have used their dance practices to further movements for women's rights and grapple with the trauma of gender-based oppression. Join us as Kathryn Holt, PhD, postdoctoral research associate with the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership, discusses this fascinating topic. In her talk, Holt will share her research on the role Irish women dancers and choreographers play in political movements surrounding women's rights.

Holt holds a PhD in dance studies from the Ohio State University, where her dissertation research focused on dance and the politics of womanhood in Ireland and the Irish diaspora. She also is a trained Irish dancer whose embodied experiences of Irish dance deeply inform her scholarship.

The virtual talk is free, but registration is required.

The Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy is a program of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman's UniversityThe institute is dedicated to preparing more women to take on successful roles in business and public service. Its three specialized centers ensure women have the education to establish careers as successful C-suite executives, the skills for building entrepreneurial businesses and the framework needed to run for public office.

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