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Guest Speakers

Award-winning author Lesléa Newman will be delivering the talk:

“He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard”

Tuesday, March 4, 4:00pm
Mood Bridwell Atrium

Lesléa Newman most recent work, October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard,
(Candlewick Press, 2012), is a cycle of 68 poems exploring the cultural, political, and
emotional impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder.Her groundbreaking book, Heather Has Two
Mommies, (published in 1990), was the first children’s book to portray lesbian families
in an open and positive way. She has written over 60 books for children, young adults,
and adults, including A Letter to Harvey Milk, Nobody’s Mother, Hachiko Waits,Write from
the Heart, The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, The Best Cat in the World, Felicia’s Favorite Story,
Too Far Away to Touch, Saturday Is Pattyday, Mommy, Mama, and Me, and Daddy, Papa, and Me,
and many more. Her books have dealt with a wide range of issues, including lesbian
identity, Jewish identity and heritage, AIDS, eating disorders, and sexual abuse.
Lesléa has received fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Foundation
and the National Endowment for the Arts, and she has won the Highlights for Children
Fiction Writing Award, and the James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement. She
has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and nine of her books have been
Lambda Literary Award finalists. She has taught at the Stonecoast MFA Program, and at
Clark University, and she is currently on the faculty of Spalding University’s Brief
Residency MFA Program.

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This talk is made possible by the support of the Feminist Studies Program, The Office of
Counseling Services, the English Department, and the Writer-in-Residence Speaker’s
Series.

Leslie M. Harris, “Writing a Personal Urban History Of New Orleans”

Leslie M. Harris, Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities and Associate Professor, History and African American Studies, Emory University; Visiting Fellow, Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 4:00 p.m. in Mood-Bridwell Atrium
F.W. Olin Building, Room 110, Public Lecture

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In this talk, Dr. Harris explores her experiences as a professional historian who, in the aftermath of the 2005 Hurricane Season, decides to use memoir and family history as a way to understand the history of New Orleans. The attention New Orleans has received during the Katrina years has inspired her to understand longstanding issues of race and class in the city, as well as what it has meant to live in such an environmentally fragile place. Researching and writing such a history also at times challenges her own and her family’s understanding of how they fit into that history. She will explore the challenges of doing family history, not only for the historian, but for the family members involved as well.

Southwestern University 2013 History Colloquium

“Riots, Schools, and Clinics: Writing the History of Medicine in Latin America”
Professor David Sowell of Juaniata College
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
F.W. Olin Building, Room 110, Public Lecture
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2013 Jesse Ames Daniel Lecture

Wendy L. Brown, Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley
April 8, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. in Olin 105, followed by a reception
Other events featuring Professor Brown at SU
  -  She will lead a Student Reading Group on 4/9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Lord Center;   
      pizza lunch will be served.
  -  She will give a Faculty Workshop on her recent work on 4/9 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Merzbach Room.
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Brian Turner and His Poetry

Reading of his poetry and a discussion of his work
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 4:00 pm
Mood-Bridwell Hall
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Oscar Casares “The Writing Life”

Talk on what it means to be a writer
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Julie Puett Howry Center
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Popular Sovereignty, the French Revolution and the Transformation of International Law, 1789-92

Edward J. Kolla, Assistant Professor
Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 4:00 pm (reception follows)
Mood-Bridwell Atrium
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Rethinking The World Water Problem

Public Lecture
Dr. John Agnew, UCLA Dept. of Geography
October 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Q&A and reception to immediately follow
F.W. Olin Building, Room 105
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(Sponsored by the SU Theta of Texas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa) 

Poetry Writing Workshop

Scott Wiggerman
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9 am - Noon
Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Room 147
(Coordinated by John Pipkin)

The Writing Life

Tom Grimes
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 4:00 pm
Mood-Bridwell Hall Atrium
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(Coordinated by John Pipkin)

Mud Offerings

A Chicanita has it out with the Virgen de Guadalupe
A solo play written and performed by Natalie Marlena Goodnow
This performance is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
the Feminist Studies Program, the Theatre Department, Kappa Delta Chi sorority, and
Latinos Unidos
Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 5:30 pm
Sarofim School of Fine Arts Building, Heather Hall
Q&A follows the performance
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On Being a Writer

Elizabeth McCracken
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 4:00 pm
Mood-Bridwell Hall Atrium
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(Coordinated by John Pipkin) 

An Alternative to the Alternatives: Why Current Approaches to
Sustainable Animal Agriculture Fail

Dr. Jimmy McWilliams
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 4:00 pm
Mood-Bridwell Atrium
Reception immediately follows
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The Perfect Game (Das perfekte Spiel)

A Reading by Herbert Genzmer
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 4:00 pm
Frank Smith Jr. Library, Prothro Room - 1st Floor
Snacks and drinks at the cafe downstairs after the reading
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The Hoard Crawford Lecture Series and the Department of English present

Dr. James McWilliams
Department of History
Texas State University, San Marcos
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 4-5:00 pm
Mood-Bridwell Hall Atrium
Reception to immediately follow lecture

History and Rhetoric
In the Quinatzin Map of Circa 1542

2011 International Studies Lecture Series
Dr. Eduardo de J. Douglas
Thursday, November 17, 2011, 4-5:00 pm
F.W. Olin Building, Room 110
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Chinese Cartographic Practices and Frontier Politics

2011 International Studies Lecture Series
Dr. Laura Hostetler
Thursday, November 10, 2011, 4-5:30 pm
F.W. Olin Building, Room 110
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“Fair Ophelia” in Victorian and Asian Visual and Performance Cultures

Dr. Alexander Huang
George Washington University
Friday, October 28, 2011, 1:00-2:00 pm
Mood-Bridwell Building, Atrium
Reception to Follow
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Watercolors and World History
Art in the Service of Empire

2011 History Colloquium
Dr. Laura J. Mitchell
Thursday, October 27, 2011, 4:30-5:30 pm
F.W. Olin Building, Room 110
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Camp Victory Afghanistan

A film by Carol Dysinger
Film screening and panel discussion
Monday, Sept. 26, 2011
4:30 to 6:30 pm
FW Olin Bldg. Room 105
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Jesse Daniel Ames Lecture 2012

Guest Lecturer, Dr. Dorothy Roberts
Race, Gender, and the New Biocitizen
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Contact:  Dr. Alison Kafer

History Colloquium 2011

Dr. Laura J. Mitchell
Associate Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
Watercolors and World History: Art in the Service of Empire
 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 27, 2011
F.W. Olin Building, Room 110

This event is part of the month-long series
September 11, 2001: Memories, Legacies and Aftermaths Ten Years Later

Lawrence Wright will give a film screening of his HBO documentary
My Trip to Al-Qaeda

4:00-6:30 P.M. on Tuesday, September 6, 2011
F.W. Olin Building, Room 105
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Dr. M. Cristina Alcalde

The Woman in the Violence:  Gender, Poverty, and Resistance in Peru
Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies
University of Kentucky
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 4:00 P.M.
Prothro Room, Smith Library Center    
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Dr. Meghana Nayak

Rethinking Global Politics:  Why it’s not always about the U.S.
1997 Southwestern University Graduate
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 4:00 P.M.
Mood-Bridwell Atrium
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Dr. Caroline Levander

2011 Howard Crawford Lecture, English Department
Professor of English, Director, Humanities in Research
Rice University
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 4:00 P.M.
Mood-Bridwell Atrium
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Dr. Jason Sokol

Lecturer in the Department of African
and African American Studies
Harvard University
Monday, March 28, 2011, 4:30 P.M.
FW Olin Room 110
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Dr. Ricio Magana

Assistant Professor Anthropology, Rutgers University
National Center for Institutional Diversity Fellow, University of Michigan
Monday, March 7, 2011, 4:00 P.M.
Prothro Room
Smith Library Center
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Jesse Daniel Ames Lecture 2011

Silvia Henriquez
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 4:00 P.M.
Red McCombs Campus Center
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Dr. Mel Y. Chen

Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies
University of California at Berkeley
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 4:00 P.M.
Connie McNab Ballroom
McCombs Campus Center
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Daniel Carter

Post-doctorate fellow, University of south at Sewanee 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:00 P.M.
F. W. Olin Building, Room 110
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Mary Margaret Navar

Talk on Ethnographic Research Methods within the context of her
Anthropological Research in a Zapotec community in Oaxaca, Mexicoto
Wednesday, February 9, 1:50 P.M.
Contact:  Dr. Brenda Sendejo

Miranda Loud

Director and Producer of The Elephant Project, Phase II
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 6:00 P.M.
F. W. Olin Building, Room 110

John P. Mackey

Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Whole Foods Market, Inc.
A. Frank Smith, Jr. Lecture Series
Monday, November 29, 2011 4:00 P.M.
Alma Thomas Theater
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Dr. Franklin Knight

History Colloquium
John Hopkins University
Wednesday, November 10, 2011 4:00 P.M.
Julie Puett Howry Center
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