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FAU Lecture Addresses Black Feminism and International Human Rights
BOCA RATON, FL (March 26, 2010) – The Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents the lecture “Contesting Borders: Black Feminist Contributions to International Human Rights” on Friday, April 9 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The lecture, which is free, will be presented by Stanlie James, professor and director of the African and African American Studies Program at Arizona State University.
James’ research focuses on black feminism and international human rights. She is the co-editor of “Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women,” and she has done extensive research on the mistreatment of women in African countries.
She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in international studies from the University of Denver with concentrations in human rights, comparative politics, and Africa. She also holds an M.A. in modern British colonial West African history, religions of Sub-Sahara Africa, and social change in Sub-Sahara Africa from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.
For more information about the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at FAU, visit www.fau.edu/womensstudies or call 561-297-3865.
About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .