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Robin M. LeBlanc
Robin Le Blanc, Professor of Politics, joined the Washington and Lee University faculty in 1998. Her teaching and research are in the fields of gender and politics and political philosophy. She has written two books about gender in Japanese politics, (University of California Press, 1999) and The Art of the Gut: Manhood, Power, and Ethics in Japanese Politics (University of California Press, 2010). She published a number of article in the field of gender studies, including an examination of gender ideology and ethics in the work of Tom Wolfe. Professor Le Blanc's current project investigates public discourse about single motherhood in America.
Professor Le Blanc served as Acting Head of the Washington and Lee University Women's and Gender Studies Program in 2008 - 2009 and as founding chair of the University's campus-wide student conference, Science, Society and the Arts, 2004 - 2007. She has been the recipient of two Fulbright grants as well as a post-doctoral fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. In 1999 and 2002, Professor Le Blanc was a visiting research fellow in the Faculty of Law at Rikkyo University, in Tokyo. In 2007, she was appointed Visiting Professor of Political Science at International Christian University in Tokyo. This past summer, Professor Le Blanc delivered four lectures in Japanese on gender and politics as the 2010 Invited Research Scholar of the Faculty of Law at Rikkyo University, also in Tokyo.
Professor Le Blanc received her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Berry College in 1988.