CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Vassar professor to speak Sept. 11 as part of South Asian Studies
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
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.