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CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
International Programs
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-2026
e-mail: lois-gray@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Vassar professor to speak Sept. 11 as part of South Asian Studies Program

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Uma Narayan, assistant professor in the department of philosophy at Vassar College, will speak on "Emissaries, Mirrors and Authentic Insiders: Locating Third World Subjects Within Multiculturalism" Thursday, Sept. 11, from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the University of Iowa's International Center Lounge.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and the South Asian Studies Program as part of UI International Programs.

Narayan is concerned about issues of cultural identities and the way in which knowledge is structured between the mainstream and immigrant communities using South Asian immigrant communities as a case in point. Her articles include, "Working Together Across Difference: Some Considerations on Emotions and Political Practice," "The Project of Feminist Epistemology" and "Eating Cultures: Incorporation, Identity and Indian Food."

This event is part of a year-long seminar and event series, "Moving Pictures and Pictures of Movement: Cultural and Political Interventions from South Asia."

For special accommodations for people with disabilities or for more information, call (319) 335-0368.

South Asian Studies Program is part of UI International Program, which consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the Associate Provost and Dean for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

The UI International Center is located at the end of Ferson Avenue in Iowa City, off of Park Road or by foot up the stairway from Riverside Drive.

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