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Race, ethnicity research

Lecture series focuses on research on race, ethnicity, culture


2:51 p.m., Feb. 21, 2012--The University of Delaware will offer a Wednesday afternoon lecture series titled "Research on Race, Ethnicity and Culture" through May 9.

The series will meet from 12:20-1:10 p.m. in 116 Gore Hall. It is open to the general public and also can be taken as a one-credit pass/fail course (WOMS/BAMS 298.010).

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The series is coordinated by Jennifer Naccarelli, 831-8474 or

Lectures are scheduled as follows:

Feb. 22 -- Chrysanthi Leon, UD assistant professor of sociology, “JUSTifying Scrutiny: Women in Prostitution and the Neoliberal State.”

Feb. 29 -- April Pelt, UD doctoral candidate, "Staging Zora Neale Hurston."

March 7 -- Carla Guerron Montero, UD associate professor of anthropology, "Applying CEDAW Principles in Latin America: The Case of Indigenous Peoples and Afro-Latin American Populations."

March 14 -- Yasser Payne, UD associate professor of Black American Studies, “The Lived Experiences of Black Students and Faculty at the University of Delaware.”

March 21 -- Joseph Kaifala of the Jeneba Project, which is committed to contributing to the reconstruction of the Mano River Union countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea through targeted educational projects, "The Jeneba Project."

April 4 -- Veronica Njie-Carr, UD professor of nursing, "Intersection of HIV Infection and Intimate Partner Violence: A National and Global Perspective.”

April 11 -- Erik S. McDuffie, UD associate professor of Black American Studies, “Sojourning For Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism.”

April 18 -- La Tanya Autry, UD doctoral candidate, “Elusive Sutures: Commemorating Lynching in Waco, Then and Now."

April 25 -- Natasha Alexenko, a sexual assault survivor and founder of Natasha's Justice Project, "Rape and Sexual Assault – Debunking the Myths."

May 2 -- Michèle Schaal, “Thinking and Representing Intersectionality in Contemporary French Feminist Writings.”

May 9 -- Tentative, Rosemary Martinez, “Healing and Recovery: Use of the Sanctuary Model for Supporting Latina Victims of Domestic Violence.”

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