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Institute on Black Life announces spring lecture series

TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida Institute on Black Life has announced its spring colloquium series schedule. The speakers will address such topics as religion, immigration and gender issues.

Gina Ulysse, who is a professor of anthropology, Gender, African American studies, and feminist and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University, will kick off the semester-long series on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, with her lecture “Because When God is too Busy: Haiti, Me and THE WORLD.” The lecture will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Rehearsal building, room 120. She also will host a workshop at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in the Grace Allen Reading Room in the library.

Saundra Amrhein, a USF graduate student, has been a journalist for more than 17 years, working at the Tampa Bay Times for the last 10. Amrhein will be giving a book presentation and will be holding a panel discussion on immigration following her lecture entitled “Green Card Stories.” The lecture and following discussion will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in the Patel Center for Global Solutions.

Madhavi Murty is a visiting faculty at Yale University in the South Asian Studies Council, with research interests including feminism, gender, cultural studies, popular culture and Nationalism. Her lecture, “Of Hip Hop Bling and Punjabi Bhangra: Gender and Modernity in the New Times,” will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in the Grace Allen Room in the library.


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Author: D'Anna Fiorelli