Coley Lecture, Geography colloquium April 21

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Coley_GEO teaser.jpgA Friday afternoon at UGA the richness of the campus intellectual environment will be on display in two separate lectures. First at 12:30 pm in the Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art, the 23rd annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture:

The lecture, "Unsettling Citizenship: Sexuality, Race and the History of Naturalization in the U.S.," will follow a reception honoring the Coley family at 11:30 a.m. The lecture and reception are open free to the public. 

[The speaker is Siobhan B. Somerville, associate professor of English and gender and women's studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign]. Somerville's expertise includes feminist theory, queer studies and American literature. She has written extensively about the intersection of race and sexuality in U.S. literature and history and is currently studying immigration law and U.S. citizenship. Her publications include Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture (Duke University Press, 2000) and  "Notes Toward a Queer History of Naturalization" in American Quarterly. 

Then at 3:30 pm in the Geography Building, room 200C, GGY, the weekly colloquium is on The Relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 21st Century:

Dr. Vicki Crawford, Director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection will deliver a lecture on the “Relevance of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 21st Century.”  The Morehouse King Collection contains over 13,000 primary documents from the global leader’s most productive years. Crawford will explore specific themes from these writings and discuss how King’s teachings and philosophy resonate in our times.

Thought-provoking, enlightening and not at all unusual, right here in our backyard. Welcome to these distinguished guests.

Image: Vicki Crawford, left, and Siobhan Somerville.