Urban Reads: Leslie Kern

Aug 11, 2021
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Leslie Kern

Leslie Kern discusses "Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World."

"Feminist City" is an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living more justly in an urban world. Learn more and order a copy of the book here.

About the Book

In "Feminist City," through history, personal experience and popular culture Leslie Kern exposes what is hidden in plain sight: the social inequalities built into our cities, homes, and neighborhoods. Kern offers an alternative vision of the feminist city. Taking on fear, motherhood, friendship, activism, and the joys and perils of being alone, Kern maps the city from new vantage points, laying out an intersectional feminist approach to urban histories and proposes that the city is perhaps also our best hope for shaping a new urban future.

About Leslie Kern

Leslie Kern is the author of two books on gender and cities, including "Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World" (Verso). She holds a PhD in women’s studies from York University and is currently an associate professor of geography and environment and director of women’s and gender studies at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick. Dr. Kern writes about gender, gentrification, and feminism and teaches urban, social, and feminist geography.

About Urban Reads

The Kinder Institute's Urban Reads series showcases recently published works on pressing urban issues by local and national authors. CenterPoint Energy is the title sponsor of the 2021 Kinder Institute Urban Reads series. This program is eligible for 1.25 CM credits from the American Planning Association.

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