Women, Power, and Rape Culture: The Politics and Policy of Underrepresentation

Bonnie Stabile
12 Sep 2023
6:00 PM
South Ballroom, Memorial Union
  • Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
  • Women's and Gender Studies Program
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Bonnie Stabile is Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs and Associate Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where she also founded and directs the Gender and Policy (GAP) Center. Professor Stabile’s teaching repertoire in public policy and public administration includes courses on policy analysis, program evaluation, ethics, and gender. She was the 2019 recipient of the Schar School's Teaching Award. During her 16-year tenure at the Schar School, she has also served as MPP and MPA program director.

Her book, Women, Power and Rape Culture: The Politics and Policy of Underrepresentation, co-authored by Graduate Research Assistant and doctoral candidate Aubrey Grant, was published by Praeger in September 2022. Other publications include articles in peer-reviewed journals including Public Integrity; the Journal of Public Affairs Education; Sexuality, Gender and Policy; Rhetoric Review; and Politics and the Life Sciences. She writes for Ms. Magazine and serves on the Ms. Committee of Scholars.

Professor Stabile served as Editor-in-Chief of World Medical & Health Policy, a peer reviewed academic journal published by Wiley, from 2019 - 2020, after having served as Deputy and then Co-Editor since 2011. Her federal government work experience includes acting as Installation Coordinator of a U.S. Army post in Amberg, Germany, and as a Program Analyst for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. From 1989-1993 she was Program Coordinator of the Senior Managers in Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Follow-up event: 

Join a discussion group on September 13 from 12:00-12:45pm at Sloss. Bring your lunch, process what you learned at the lecture, and share questions you have next about the topic.

This lecture was recorded and can be viewed on the Available Recordings page.