April 7 2:30 pm Paley Library Lecture Hall Temple University Libraries and the General Education Program welcome author, professor, and theoretician Janet Jakobsen to Paley Library April 7. Jakobsen’s latest book, Secularisms, will be published by Duke University Press in March of 2008. She will speak on her latest research and writing with “Should we Secularists Just Admit we Lost?” and engage in conversation with the audience. Jakobsen, the director of the Center for Research on Women at Barnard College, teaches feminist and queer theories, sexuality studies, theories of women’s activism, and a course on religion and gender. Professor Jakobsen¹s research interests include: feminist and queer ethics; religion, gender, and sexuality in American public life; social movements and feminist alliance politics; and global issues of economics. Her other publications include: Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998); Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (NYU Press, 2003); and Interventions: Activists and Academics Respond to Violence (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), for which she served as editor along with Elizabeth Castelli. This event is also consponsored by the Department of Religion, and Department of Jewish Studies.