The University of Iowa

Feminist scholar to speak at Crossing Borders Convocation April 22-24

April 19th, 2010

The 2010 Crossing Borders Convocation, “Celebrating Border Crossings,” will be April 22-24, primarily in Room 1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC). The convocation consists of major addresses, panel discussions and student presentations. The public is invited.

The first event is a speech to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council by Richard Rhoda titled “Significance of Mexico to the U.S.” Rhoda speaks from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, at the Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St., Iowa City. Richa Nagar, professor of gender, women and sexuality studies and associate dean for faculty in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the keynote address at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, in Room 1117 UCC. Nagar will discuss her research among South Asians in Tanzania and Sangtins in India and focus on the politics and practices of knowledge production.

Crossing Borders fellows and Junior Faculty Development Program members will present scholarly papers and discussion throughout the event. The convocation is sponsored by Crossing Borders and co-sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program, the Department of Women’s Studies and the African Studies Program.

For more information, contact Elena Osinskaya at 319-335-2825.