Psychology Department

October 8, 2020: Tomi-Ann Roberts, Ph.D. ~ Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear

October 8, 2020 1:10 PM–2:25 PM

The Union College Psychology Department Speaker Series and Honors Colloquium welcome

Tomi-Ann Roberts, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Colorado College

for a public lecture entitled

Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear

Thursday, October 8, 2020

1:10 - 2:25 pm via Zoom (ID: 832 634 7213)

In this talk, Roberts will review over 20 years of theory, research, and advocacy on objectification, sexualization, and self-objectification, springing from her co-authored Objectification Theory, the most cited article in the 40-year history of the APA journal Psychology of Women Quarterly. In 2017 she was featured in many media sources, including the New York Times, regarding her experience as a college student and aspiring actress being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. Her own experiences, and bearing witness to countless examples of so many of us being diminished by the cultural attitude that women’s sexualized bodies are the most important thing about them, continue to motivate her research, applied consulting work, and advocacy efforts as a scholarly voice in the #MeToo movement to promote girls’ and women’s right to their own bodies, and to their seen and heard contributions to the world as fully-fledged human beings.


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