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Professor Abigail Perdue presents paper on gender polarization in higher education at AALS workshop

Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue

Wake Forest Law Professor Abigail Perdue gave a presentation on gender polarization in higher education at an American Association of Law Schools workshop on Saturday, June 7, in Washington, D.C.

The presentation was based on Perdue’s paper, “Impact of Gender Polarization on Women at a Military College.”

Her presentation was included as part of the “Call for Papers” for the AALS mid-year Sex and Gender workshop. The multi-day workshop assembled respected scholars, experts, clinicians, and practitioners to explore issues of gender and sexuality discrimination and to reflect on recent developments impacting sexual minorities, according to AALS.

Perdue shared findings from an empirical study that she and two co-researchers – a sociologist and psychologist – recently conducted. Although analysis and coding of the data continues, Professor Perdue said she has already been able to draw some interesting conclusions from the data set, which will be the subject of a series of upcoming papers.

Perdue practiced employment discrimination law at the New York City office of Proskauer Rose and taught Diversity and Discrimination in Employment and Higher Education at Washington and Lee University before joining the faculty of Wake Forest School of Law where much of her teaching and scholarship focuses on genetic, race, sex, and gender discrimination.

The AALS is an organization committed to the improvement of the quality of legal education by networking law school faculty, professional staff, and deans to information and resources. Learn more about AALS here.