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Lydia McInnes

Lydia McInnes (she/her)

Assistant Director

A North Carolina native, Lydia McInnes (MA) earned her Bachelor of Arts in Media and Journalism and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. She then attended Arizona State University where she worked as a graduate assistant in the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology while earning her Master of Arts in Gender Studies. At Duke, Lydia works within the department of Student Engagement as the Assistant Director of Gender Equity at the Duke Women's Center. Working with campus and community partners, Lydia aims to promote a positive campus environment that centers gender equity, intersectionality, and racial justice. The Women's Center's programming is based on womanist, feminist, and social justice theories in a praxis of resistance against the U.S. white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchal society. She encourages women to empower themselves and others in the fight for social justice by helping them to become authentic leaders, advocates, and allies for social change.

In her free time, Lydia enjoys studying the nature of representation for women and femme-identified in the media and video games more specifically. She knows more about Lara Croft than is proabably healthy and considers cozy gaming to be a serious part of her mental health routine.