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Spring lectures on race, ethnicity, culture set

11:09 a.m., Feb. 12, 2004--UD’s Women’s Studies Interdisciplinary Program’s “Research on Race, Ethnicity and Culture” spring lecture series is under way. The series, open to the public and also offered as a one-credit pass/fail course, will be held from 12:20-1:10 p.m., Wednesdays, in 116 Gore Hall.

The lecture series includes:

  • “Cross-cultural Gender Communication,” by Larry Purnell, professor of nursing, Feb. 18;
  • “The TRIOS Model of Coping with Racism,” by James Jones, professor of psychology, Feb. 25;
  • “Ethnicity and Gender in Sri Lanka: Observations of a Discovery Abroad Research Expedition,” by Sally Bould, professor of sociology, and seniors Leigh Snyder, Julissa Gutierrez and Stella Ilel, March 3;
  • “Race and Production of Culture: African-American Responses to Television Work,” by Greg Adamo, Department of Communication, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, March 10;
  • “That Contested Sky: Global Warming and the Quest for Eco-Equity,” by Leigh Glover, researcher, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, March 17;
  • “Temples, Tombs, Traffic and Trash: The Culture of Maya Tourism,” by Lena Mortensen, Center for Heritage Resource Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, March 31;
  • “Echoes of Harlem, Echoes of Jazz: Improvising History in Toni Morrison’s ‘Jazz’,” by Tim Spaulding, assistant professor of English, April 7;
  • “Where is Home? Conversations with Mayan Migrants in Southern Delaware and Their Families in the Western Highlands of Guatemala,” by April Rene Veness, associate professor of geography, April 14;
  • “Gay or Straight? Sexuality in Visual Art in the West,” by Hilton Brown, Harriet T. Baily Professor of Museum Studies, April 21;
  • “Aesop and His Fables in Early Modern Japan: 1593-1843,” by Lawrence Marceau, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, April 28;
  • “Negotiating Korean Motherhood: Korean Immigrant Women’s Mothering Experience,” by Seongeun Kim, Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, May 5; and
  • “Style from the Street: Reading Visual Identity in Youth Culture,” by Janet Hethorn, associate professor of consumer studies, May 12.

For more information, contact Miranda Wilson at [mwwilson@udel.edu] or 456-0918.

Article by Sue Moncure

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