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:

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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.

Presentations scheduled for this event include:

  • Allison Appleby, "Selling Sex: Pornographic Images in Advertising" 
  • Tony Vo, "#AsiansNotWhiteEnough: Representing Asians in Hollywood."
  • Olga Herrera and Todd Lawrence, “Whose Fiesta? Cultural Appropriation and Activism at St. Thomas”

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.