Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Fall  2015 Schedule

All Brown Bags will be at Noon in the Overby Center Auditorium (Note: new location due to closing of Archives and Special Collections)

October 12th ~ Director Maria Novaro, Gender, and Hispanic Heritage

Presented by Diane Marting 
Dr. Diane E. Marting is Associate Professor of Spanish and has been teaching for nine years, after holding positions at UCLA, Columbia, and other research institutions. Prof. Marting earned her degrees in Comparative Studies from Ohio State (B.A. with Honors) and in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (M.A., Ph. D.).  She primarily teaches courses in literature, film, and culture from Spanish America, but also enjoys teaching Spanish language, literature in English, and gender studies.  Her research interests include Spanish American and Brazilian literature, film, and culture (especially by women writers and directors or about women’s lives), feminist literary criticism, and European-Latin American cultural relations.

October 26th ~ What’s in a Name? Who Are You Calling A “B. . .”?

Presented by Michèle Alexandre
Michèle Alexandre was named one of Ebony Magazine’s Top 100 influential African Americans of 2013 and one of the 50 “Most Influential Minority Law Professors 50 Years of Age or Younger” by Lawyers of Color Magazine. The first black woman valedictorian of Colgate University, she earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 2000. She has received Fulbright and Watson Fellowships. Alexandre is Professor of Law and Leonard B. Melvin, Jr., Lecturer at the UM School of Law. She joined the law faculty at the University of Mississippi in 2008, from the University of Memphis School of Law. She has published numerous articles on issues related to race, gender and human rights. Alexandre’s latest book is entitled Sexploitation: Sexual Profiling and the Illusion of Gender (Routledge 2014)

November 2nd ~ Very Delicate Work: Katherine Tekakwitha, Mohawk Material Culture, and Textual Print

Presented by Caroline Wigginton
Caroline Wigginton is Assistant Professor of English and teachers early American literature, gender and sexuality studies, and Native studies. Her first book, In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America, is forthcoming from University of Massachusetts Press in Fall 2016. She has just begun a new project about the intersection of commodities, material culture, and book history in the early Americas. Her work has appeared in such venues as Early American Literature, Studies in American Indian Literatures, and Legacy: The Journal of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.

November 9th ~ Athlete Wellness in the Culture of Win

Presented by Josie C. Nicholson
Josie Nicholson is a Licensed Counseling and Sport Psychologist and a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. A native of Oxford, MS, Dr. Nicholson joined the University of Mississippi Health and Sport Performance Staff in 2012. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Visual Arts from Loyola University New Orleans where she was a student-athlete. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, substance abuse treatment, diagnostics and assessment, and different university counseling centers. She has trained extensively in the use of hypnosis, and is also trained in the specialty areas of EMDR, group therapy, and sport performance.