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Join us for our Research Seminar with Dr. Sarah Rainey Smithback, Associate Professor in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program! In this presentation, Dr. Rainey-Smithback examines how gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation implicitly and explicitly shape the meaning and exercise of citizenship in scouting.

Dr. Rainey-Smithback draws on interviews with scouts, leaders, and parents to show how scouts enact this global vision of citizenship through projects and badges, suggesting that the global citizen embodied by scouts is diverse and often contradictory, sometimes challenging, and other times replicating, nationalist and colonialist agendas.

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