Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Spring 2016 Schedule

All Brown Bags will be at Noon in Faulkner Room, J.D. Williams Library

March 7th ~ Writing and Talking about Pregnancy Failure in America

Presented by Vanessa Gregory
Vanessa Gregory is an instructor in The Meek School of Journalism and New Media, as well as a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Afar, National Geographic Traveler, Mens Journal, and Outside. Gregory received her master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, she was awarded a Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism.

March 28th ~ Housing Single Parent Families: How Discrimination Disproportionately Affects Women’s Chances of Raising Their Kids in Safe, Decent, and Affordable Communities

Presented by Desiree Hensley
Desiree Hensley is an Assistant Professor of Law and the Director of the Low-Income Housing Section at The University of Mississippi School of Law. Hensley received her J.D. from Georgetown University.

April 4th ~ The Importance of Collaboration

Presented by Nancy Maria Balach
Nancy Maria Balach is an Assistant Professor of Music at The University of Mississippi. She received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. A versatile soprano, Ms. Balach has recently performed as Soprano Soloist in Poulencs Gloria, Clara in Beethoven’s Egmont, and Pamina in a staged version of Die Zauberflöte. She has performed with numerous operas, including Florida Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Cleveland, and The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.

April 18thRegimenting Emotions and Sexuality: New Perspectives on Girlhood in Colonial Punjab (1900-1945)

Presented by Mahima Manchanda
Mahima Manchanda is a PhD Candidate in History from the University of Mississippi, USA. Previously, she studied history at St. Stephen’s college, University of Delhi. She received her M. Phil. in Gender Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK and explored the issue of female infanticide and feticide in colonial and postcolonial Punjab.  She is currently researching on colonial girlhood and seeks to understand how colonial rule and violence of partition affected girlhood. In her spare time, Mahima loves to read, watch movies and go on long walks with her year-old baby boy.