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

Release: Nov. 12, 2002

Durham to speak on adolescents, sexuality and youth culture Nov. 15

University of Iowa journalism professor Meenakshi Gigi Durham will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council about "The Transnational Teen: Adolescents, Sexuality, and Youth Culture in an Era of Globalized Media" at noon Friday, Nov. 15 in Rockwood Fellowship Hall Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St., in Iowa City.

Durham is head of the Iowa Center for the Study of Communication. Her research focuses on critical analyses of the media in relation to gender, sexuality and youth culture. Most recently, that work has taken into account the globalized workings of the media. Her work has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Communication Theory, Women's Studies in Communication, Youth & Society, and other scholarly journals. She is the co-editor of the book, "Media and Culture Studies: KeyWorks" (Blackwell, 2001).

Lunch will be catered. Reservations can be made until noon Wednesday, Nov. 13 by sending checks of $7 for members and $8.50 for non-members to ICFRC, 38 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1802. Reservations cannot be made over the telephone, but last minute adjustments can be arranged. For more information, call (319) 335-0351.

Those unable to attend the program can listen to the broadcast by WSUI-AM (910) on Monday, Nov. 18, following the noon news. This program is presented in part with the support of UI International Programs and Technigraphics.

ICFRC is a non-profit association of community and university people interested in learning more about U.S. foreign policy, world affairs and current global issues impacting world societies. The group provides members with the opportunity to hear more than 35 experts per year who visit the UI campus and the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area.

ICFRC is part of International Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean of International Programs (IP), these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.