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Citizens by Degree


Jan 29 2019


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Regulator Bookshop

720 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

Community & Scholars- Deondra Rose with Steve Schewel

Deondra Rose with Steve Schewel

Community & Scholars Speaker Series

The Regulator welcomes Duke professor Deondra Rose, who will discuss her new book, Citizens By Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship, in conversation with Durham Mayor Steve Schewel. Citizens By Degree examines the development of landmark federal higher education policies — specifically the National Defense Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and Title IX — and the impact that they have had on the progress that American women have made since the 1960s. By significantly expanding women’s access to college, these policies helped to pave the way for women to surpass men as the recipients of bachelor’s degrees, while also empowering them to become more economically independent, socially integrated, politically engaged members of the American citizenry.

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Regulator Bookshop, the Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


Deondra Rose

Duke University

Deondra Rose is an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Her research focuses on the feedback effects of landmark social policies on the American political landscape. In addition to U.S. public/social policy, Dr. Rose’s research and teaching interests include higher education policy, American political development (APD), political…...

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Steve Schewel

Steve Schewel left Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1969 to attend Duke as an undergraduate. He graduated magna cum laude in 1973 before earning a master’s in English from Columbia University in 1974 and a Ph.D. in education from Duke in 1982. His first job out of graduate school was teaching writing…...

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