Troubling Waters

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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 9, 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.

We hope that you can join us for this event! Light refreshments will be served.

Featured presentations for this session include:

  • Dina Gavrilos (COJO): "Locker Room Talk and Toxic Masculinity in U.S. Culture: Feminist Responses"
  • Todd Lawrence (ENGL): "Colin Kaepernick, The National Anthem and Black Political Protest"
  • Tony Vo (AC&D Minor): "Anime and Transnational Culture"
All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.