Thursday, October 7, 2010

Speakers Series presents "Native American Women: Ethnography and Survival"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents “Native American Women: Ethnography and Survival” featuring Deborah Miranda, associate professor of English at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 2 p.m.

(The event will be available a few days after the event on video on demand at

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: Miranda's talk will address the issues of literacy, violence, history, religion and power structure as they are related to Native American women. Her research on Isabel Meadows' engagement in a creative use of white, male-dominated liberacy to empower her indigenous, female community is of importance in gender studies, religious history as well as ethnic studies. Through an interdisciplinary approach (anthropological, literary, sociological, and historical) to Meadow's narrative, this talk reveals the gendered violence that hundreds of Native American women would survive.

The ECCE Speakers Series at UIS is a campus-sponsored lecture series that aims to exemplify engaged citizenship as part of the university’s effort to foster appreciation for the practice of diversity and the active effort to make a difference in the world. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information and a list of other speakers series events visit or contact Kimberly Craig at 217/206-6245 or

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