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Gender norms: always limiting, sometimes deadly | Lisa Cravens-Brown | TEDxOhioStateUniversity

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As a professor in women's, gender, and sexuality studies, Lisa has thought about these topics and the issues around them. By using an explicative to start her talk, Dr. Lisa Cravens-Brown captures the audience's attention to talk about the real issue. Socially constructed gender norms are always limiting, often harmful, and sometimes deadly.

Dr. Cravens-Brown is a triple alumna of The Ohio State University, with a bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. in clinical child psychology. She started teaching at OSU as a graduate student and was hooked from the start. She was a 2014 recipient of the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer, and also has won the psychology department’s distinguished teaching award. She was named by the Princeton Review as one of the Top 300 Professors in the U.S. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the department of psychology, where she teaches several large undergraduate courses and coordinates two department-wide courses. She also gives numerous talks on campus each year. In her limited spare time, she participates in community theater productions as an actor, singer, dancer, and director.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx