About

MISSION

The mission of the Women's Resource Center is to recognize the diverse accomplishments, promote the interests, and help meet the needs of women at Indiana State University.  This is accomplished by providing a forum for discussion, information dissemination, and programming that celebrates and promotes women and their allies.

VISION

The Women's Resource Center will be recognized as a leader in supporting the inclusiveness of women across campus and within the community.  The campus community will see us as a resource that promotes excellent programming, service and engagement.

GOALS

  • Provide support, resources and advocacy for women of ISU
  • Provide tools and resources to enhance success of women students within academic, professional and personal pursuits
  • Provide a safe and inclusive space for women of ISU
  • Empower the women of ISU
  • Provide programming to help build leadership skills and sexual assault awareness
  • Recognize individual ISU women's achievements on our campus
  • Educate university stakeholders, policy makers, and campus community on intersectional issues that affect women

STAFF

Amanda Hobson, Director

Amanda came to Indiana State University in August 2016 from Ohio University, where she had spent the previous nineteen years. In her role as a student affairs administrator, her work focuses on issues of social justice and equity in higher education, and she regularly presents about a wide-range of diversity issues, including gender justice, bystander intervention, and sexual violence.  Her doctoral work at Ohio University’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts centers on issues of intersectionality of identity in feminist genre film with a specific emphasis on horror films and pornography.  Amanda presents on the construction and portrayal of gender, sexuality, and race within contemporary popular culture and art, such as Gender Blending and Genre Bending in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series, Apocalyptic Vampires, Vampiric Icons: Visions of Vampires from Dirty to Debonair in Less than 200 Years. Additionally, she regularly uses popular culture to educate about social justice, including presentations on Horror Films as Social Commentary, Feminist Horror Films, and Gender and Monstrosity in Popular Culture. She has been invited to deliver lectures on the topic of vampires in popular culture, including a talk at BalletMet of Columbus, Ohio, for their production of Dracula. Amanda has a passion for teaching about issues of social justice through popular culture through programs such as “Horror Films as Social Commentary.” Her published work includes “‘We Don’t Do History’: Constructing Masculinity in a World of Blood” in Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Post-Apocalyptic TV and Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and “Brothers Under Covers: Race and the Paranormal Romance Novel” in Race in the Vampire Narrative (Sense, 2015). She is the co-editor with U. Melissa Anyiwo of Gender in the Vampire Narrative (Sense, 2016) and Gender Warrirors: Reading Contemporary Urban Fantasy (Brill/Sense, Forthcoming). Amanda can be found most days reading endless novels, watching horror movies, and hanging out with her adorable fifteen-year old furry kid, Beaker.

Alexa Mayer, Graduate Assistant

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Contact Us

Women's Resource Center
Amanda Hobson, Director
711 Hulman Memorial Student Union
812-237-3829
amanda.hobson@indstate.edu

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