Women’s and Gender Studies to Feature ‘Feminist Ryan Gosling’ Author


HIGH POINT, N.C., March 19, 2013 – High Point University Women’s and Gender Studies will host author Danielle Henderson, who will give a presentation, titled “Co-Opting Theory: How Creating Feminist Ryan Gosling Saved my Academic Life.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 25 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Henderson, a dedicated feminist, freelance writer and graduate student, is most recently known for her blog-turned-book “Feminist Ryan Gosling.” The blog has been featured in numerous publications, such as “Time,” “Newsweek” and “The Huffington Post,” and is currently the No. 1 bestseller in feminist theory on Her writing is focused on narrative nonfiction, satire and humor. She has been featured in several magazines, online publications and anthologies including Kitchen Sink, Rivet and “Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems and Abandoned Rock Operas.” She serves as a staff writer for “Rookie,” and also does TV recaps for Henderson is currently developing a project with “The Feminist Press,” and will be starting her doctorate in September 2013.

“Women’s and Gender Studies is delighted to bring the talented and witty Danielle Henderson to campus,” says Dr. Jenn Brandt, director of Women’s and Gender Studies. “The success of Henderson’s ‘Feminist Ryan Gosling’ serves as a refreshing reminder that theory, academics, and feminism can be fun. In addition to discussing ‘Feminist Ryan Gosling,’ Henderson will also discuss feminism’s relationship to social media and how her work explores the intersections of gender, race and popular culture.”

Henderson’s lecture is part of HPU’s Women’s and Gender Studies commitment to diversifying the academic community through engaging and informative discussions on relevant topics.

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