Thursday, February 11, 2010

THINK BIG: The Samuel Shannon Distinguished Lecture Series

The Samuel Shannon Distinguished Lecture Series invites you to attend “The Archaeology of African-Made Places in the Eastern Caribbean, 1650-1990,” by  Dr. Lydia Pulsipher of University of Tennessee Knoxville, Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 12:40 p.m., Boswell Chemistry Auditorium.

Dr. Pulsipher is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research has focused on the political ecology and cultural landscapes of African-Caribbean people from the early 17th century. She also has explored gender and issues of national/ethnic identity for the new Central European members of the European Union, especially Slovenia. Dr. Pulsipher is the author of the widely used college textbook, World Regional Geography: Global Patterns, Local Lives. In 2009, she was honored with the Preston E. James Eminent Latin American Career Award by the Conference of Latin American Geographers. Professor Pulsipher is a previous recipient of the National Council on Geographic Education’s Mentor of the Year award. She is a member of the Society of Women Geographers.

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