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Annual Creamer Lecture - Dr. Margaret Cruikshank on “A Feminist’s Perspective on Some Aging Issues”
Oct 23, 2017 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, Ted Daigle Auditorium, Edmund Casey Hall, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Among the topics of special interest to feminist gerontologists and others are the over-drugging of older women, ageism, the importance of narratives, resistance to “successful aging” discourse, contesting  “old” as a total category, and social issues disguised as individual issues.

Dr. Margaret Cruikshank retired from the University of Maine in 2011 after fifteen years in the women’s studies department and continues as a faculty associate of the Center on Aging.  She is a member of  SAGE Maine (Services and Advocacy for Gay Elders).

Her text Learning to be Old: Gender, Culture and Aging, is now in its third edition. Cruikshank also edited an anthology of literature about aging, Fierce with Reality (2017).  She has been awarded two senior Fulbright grants.  She recently became an external member of the Women, Aging, and Media Centre of the University of Gloucestershire, U.K.


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