In Her Own Words: A Women-Focused Book Club



What is In Her Own Words?

In Her Own Words is a program of the Women’s Resource Center that uses a non-traditional approach to the study of women and women’s issues. The Book Club aims to unite all Aggies of all majors and genders who share a passion for acquiring and sharing information about women by providing an avenue in which students, faculty, and staff can engage in discussions and analyses of relevant literary works.

Who is Involved?

Qualified faculty members will be facilitating the meetings along with the help of top graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Progam in Women's and Gender Studies. The Women’s Resource Center is proud to partner with Texas A&M’s Interdisciplinary Program in Women’s and Gender Studies and Brazos Valley Reads.

What Do We Want Students to Gain from this Club?

We hope that by engaging in conversations about the important issues involving women, students will take one step in committing to lifelong learning, one of Texas A&M’s top priorities. By studying and discussing literature, students can demonstrate critical thinking, learn to communicate effectively, practice personal and social responsibility, demonstrate social, cultural, and global competence, and learn to work collaboratively. 

What are We Reading During the Fall Semester?

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Hidden Figures is a non-fiction work that follows the lives of African American female mathematicians at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, it is the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African American female mathematicians who played a very important role in American’s space program. Their contributions have been underestimated and disregarded, until now.Drawing on the ora histories of “Human Computers,” personal recollections, interviews with NASA executives and engineers, archival documents, correspondence, and reporting from the era, Hidden Figures recalls America’s greatest adventure and NASA’s groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine.

What is Our Theme During the Spring Semester?

Themes coming soon!

When are the Meetings?

Meeting dates, times, and locations coming soon!


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