BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Linda Stein is Founding President of HAWT and an artist-activist, lecturer, performer, and video artist. The core of her work addresses issues of empowerment through gender justice.
Stein’s solo exhibition, The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein, is currently traveling the country through 2017, accompanied by her feminist lectures, collaborative HAWT–GIG performances by local community members and students, and exhibition catalogs. Stein is the V.P. of the Women’s Caucus for Art and Art Editor of On the Issues Magazine.
For outdoor bronzes, in addition to private commissions, Stein has been awarded the commission for a larger-than-life Knight sited as the central sculpture for the $4 million Walk of the Heroines at Portland State University in Oregon.
Helen Hardacre earned her doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1980. She has done extended field study of contemporary Shinto, Buddhist religious organizations, the religious life of Japan’s Korean minority. She has also researched State Shinto and contemporary ritualizations of abortion in Japan.
Before moving to Harvard in 1992, she taught at Princeton University (1980-1989) and Griffith University (Australia) (1990-1991). Her publications include The Religion of Japan’s Korean Minority (1984), Lay Buddhism in Contemporary Japan: Reiyukai Kyodan (1984), Kurozumikyo and the New Religions of Japan (1986), Shinto and the State, 1868-1988 (1989), Marketing the Menacing Fetus in Japan (1997), and Religion and Society in Nineteenth-Century Japan: A Study of the Southern Kanto Region, Using Late Edo and Early Meiji Gazetteers (2002).
Her current research projects include a book-length study of Shinto history, a project concerning the issue of constitutional revision in Japan and its effect on religious groups, and the study of Japanese secularism. Dr. Hardacre chairs and participates in several organizations related to HAWT’s mission including Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
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