In “Five Turning Points on the Road to Insurrection,” Carol Mason, a professor of gender and women’s studies and a professor of English at the University of Kentucky, will explain five key changes in right-wing America that paved the way to insurrection. She will also discuss how those changes relate to the movement for reproductive justice.

The free webinar will take place on March 26 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Mason has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation for the Humanities, the Bunting Institute at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is an affiliate faculty member at the Center for Right Wing Studies at University of California, Berkeley, and serves on the editorial board of American Studies.

She is the author of books examining different aspects of the rise of the right since the 1960s: Killing for Life: The Apocalyptic Narrative of Pro-life Politics; Reading Appalachia from Left to Right: Conservatives and the 1974 Kanawha County Textbook Controversy; and Oklahomo: Lessons in Unqueering America. She is working on a fourth book, Righting Women’s Literature: From Housewife Populism to Femonationalism.

“Five Turning Points on the Road to Insurrection” is part of “America, Race, and Democracy,” a Virginia Tech webinar series sponsored by the Office for Inclusion and Diversity, the Academy of Transdisciplinary Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and the Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition Destination Area.

Only those with a Virginia Tech email may participate in the event. Register for the seminar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Note: This event will not be recorded, at the speaker’s request.