Dr. Bausman explains how Real Genius explores a very different type of woman


On October 17, HAC professor Dr. Cassandra Bausman presented her presentation titled “Real Genius Women.”

A large number of students, faculty, and community members were in attendance. The video above is her complete talk with the question and answer discussion that followed. For a more detailed description of the talk, see below.

Part of the celebration of FREE’s Hidden Figures, this talk will consider the 1985 cult-classic Real Genius – a gem of the teen college comedy genre featuring STEM-heroes – through an unexpected, but fruitful, feminist lens.


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