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Gender and Geography to Be Discussed at Susquehanna University

Feb. 27, 2009

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - “Gender and Geography” is the subject of a talk by Karen Morin, professor of geography at Bucknell University, on March 4 at 11 a.m. at Susquehanna University’s Degenstein Campus Theater. Her talk, free and open to the public, will suggest that gender identities, roles and relationships are fundamental to many of the ways the world is organized.

Morin is a “human geographer” with research interests in the connections between feminism and the historical geography of North America. She is the author of “Frontiers of Femininity: A New Historical Geography of the 19th century American West” (2008, Syracuse University Press) and editor of “Women, Religion & Space: Global Perspectives on Gender and Faith” (2007, Syracuse University Press).

Morin teaches a class in gender and geography, which seeks to understand ways that women and men come to occupy different places in the world – both literally and figuratively – or occupy the same places in different ways. The lecture will be co-presented with Lauren Anderson, a senior geography major at Bucknell and one of Morin’s students.

Sponsored by the Susquehanna University Institute for Lifelong Learning, the talk will be followed by an optional lunch at noon.  For lunch reservations or questions, call the Office of Conference and Event Management at 570-372-4354.

The Institute for Lifelong Learning hosts an annual series of lectures and luncheons that seek to promote fellowship and continued learning among seniors and others in the community and surrounding area.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a private liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study and service learning abroad, collaborative research among students and faculty, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers.

Contact: Karen Jones
570-372-4650

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