May 25, 2017 5:30pm

WHO: WISC Marilyn Mason Fellow-in-Residence Stephanie Shields
WHAT: An interactive presentation that demonstrates the operation of advantage and disadvantage in the workplace.
WHERE: Santa Fe Public Library: Main Community Room 145 Washington Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87501
WHEN: Thursday May 25, 2017 5:30pm

About the Presentation The Inaugural Marilyn Mason Fellow-in-Residence Stephanie Shields will present her work on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Santa Fe Downtown Public Library at 145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501. The event is free but guests are asked to RSVP via email to 

The Marilyn Mason Fellowship The Women’s International Study Center is excited to establish the Marilyn Mason Fellowship to honor the memory of dynamic leader, mentor and a founder of WISC, Dr. Marilyn Mason. From the moment Marilyn first heard of the proposal to develop WISC, she was the strongest of advocates and the most dedicated of workers on its behalf. Her experience was invaluable as a member of the Founders Committee, where she radiated enthusiasm but urged a methodical process of development. It was the saddest of days for WISC when Marilyn gave up her position on the Board of Directors to focus on her health. Yet, she remained constantly available to advise informally. Those of us who worked with Marilyn to bring WISC into existence continue to hear her voice in our meetings. She had such a strong impact that we know what she would say. Her presence continues to be felt. WISC will forever reflect the vision, spirit and commitment of Marilyn Mason. Marilyn was a consultant to major corporations such as Cargill, Target and 3M, and her many interests included women’s rights. Therefore, the Marilyn Mason Fellowship will be awarded to WISC fellows whose work focuses on women’s issues and rights, and/or women in business. We are grateful to the many generous donors who knew Marilyn and made contributions in her honor, making the Marilyn Mason Fellowship possible.
Douglas M. and Carole M. Baker
Boren Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Ali Ann Cohen, The Ali Ann Cohen Genesis Mitzvah Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation
Gary B. Cohen and Christine Widman-Cohen and The Levie / Cohen Family Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation
Samantha Elizabeth Cohen , The Samantha Elizabeth Cohen Genesis Mitzvah Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation
Quarrier and Philip Cook, The Santa Fe Community Foundation
Elizabeth Derringer
Sandy and Jim Fitzpatrick, The Fitzpatrick Charitable Fund
Debbie Fleischaker, The Fleischaker Women’s Legacy Fund
George Family Foundation, Penny George
Virginia F. Jones
Steven King, The Seba Foundation
Seahollow Family Gift Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation
About the Marilyn Mason Fellow
Stephanie Shields is Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at Penn State University. Her research is at the intersection of human emotion, gender, and feminist psychology. She focuses on the politics of emotion in everyday life, specifically, the use of emotion representation (e.g., emotion language) to assert or challenge status and power. Another line of research is concerned with development of interventions to educate about the nature and cumulative effects of unconscious bias in the workplace. She also studies the social context of psychological research, especially the history of the psychology of women and gender. Speaking from the Heart: Gender and the Social Meaning of Emotion (Cambridge, 2002), received the Association for Women in Psychology’s Distinguished Publication Award, as did her special issue of Sex Roles on intersectionality of social identities. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. She is a recipient of the Carolyn W. Sherif Award, the highest award conferred by Society for the Psychology of Women, which recognizes contributions to the field of the psychology of women as a scholar, teacher, mentor, and leader.
She is pleased to have the opportunity to make connections between her research and the practical concerns of people’s everyday lives. In recent years, for example, her work has been quoted in Slate, Elle (Canada), Toronto Globe & Mail, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, New York Times, and The Times (London).

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