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Stevenson, Dunagan Featured at Women’s Research Colloquium

Published: April 15, 2009

Professors Judith Stevenson of Human Development and Colleen Dunagan of Dance will be featured speakers at the Spring Women’s Research Colloquium at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Pointe in the Walter Pyramid.

The event is presented by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, with additional sponsorship by the Women’s Resource Center and the Office of University Research. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., followed by presentations at 5:30 p.m.

Stevenson will speak on “The Mamas Were Ripe,” a story that is part of a project which examines the changes in political ideology at grassroots levels during the struggle against South African apartheid and its aftermath.

Dunagan will present “Consumption as Choreography,” which will discuss how, drawing on deconstruction’s notion of the text and post-structuralist concepts of subjectivity, performance and dance studies have expanded the concept of choreogrpahy to re-imagine it as both a product of artistic endeavors and as a form of identy construction.

Tickets are $20 per guest, and faculty and staff are encouraged to sponsor a student. Reservations may be made by Wednesday, April 22, by contacting Cynthia Angiuli in the President’s Office at 562/985-1688.