Troubling Waters Series

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Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Free and open to the public


John Roach Center auditorium (JRC 126)

We live in a world saturated by images that come to us through films, commercials, paintings, graffiti, comics, and television shows. More recently, social media sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr have added to the variety of these ever present images. Troubling Waters is an event where faculty and students in the American Culture and Difference program unpack some of these images, examining the ways in which power, ideology, and questions of race, class, gender, nation, and sexuality intersect in dynamic and often contradictory ways.

Here is a list of the presentations that will be offered at this event:

  • Ashley DeMaio: "White/Class Privilege in Orange is the New Black"
  • Olga Herrera: "Where’s the Color on the Page?: Book Publishing and the Absence of Diverse Voices"
  • Todd Lawrence: "Ben Carson, Barack Obama, and the Rhetoric of Racial Authenticity"

Come add your voice to these lively conversations, and trouble the waters of American culture along with us.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.