Provost's Distinguished Women Lecturers Program
Designed to bring extraordinary women to campus to interact with faculty, students, and administrators, the Provost’s Distinguished Women Lecturers Program facilitates visits of four to six days (consecutively or otherwise) during which the host unit sponsors a variety of events featuring the guest lecturer. While many of the women who have visited Notre Dame through this program are members of the academy, that is not a requirement.
Some 30 scholars, authors, poets, and others have visited the Notre Dame campus with support from the Provost’s Distinguished Women Lecturers Program since its inauguration in 2003–04.
The Provost's Distinguished Women Lecturers website lists a year-by-year listing of these visits, with links to read more about the women it has been our privilege to host.
The Gender Studies Program has cosponsored visits by Patricia Hill Collins, Helen King, Claudia Rankine, Laura Mulvey, Evelyn Welch, Cecilia Rouse, Laurel Ulrich and Patricia Fortini Brown.