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"Digitizing Race and Gender," Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professorship in American Culture and Screen Arts and Cultures Inaugural Lecture

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:00 AM
Alumni Center, Founder's Room

Professor Lisa Nakamura will give the collegiate professorship inaugural lecture, followed by a reception. Her professorship and lecture are in honor of Gwendolyn Calvert Baker, a native Ann Arborite, University of Michigan alumna, former Ann Arbor public school principal, and retired professor in the School of Education, is known as the "mother of multiculturalism."  Her pioneering work on educational policy and diversity paved the way for race and ethnicity studies.  Her memoir is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press. Professor Nakamura, a faculty member in American Cultures and the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures and an affiliate faculty member in the English and Women's Studies Departments, was appointed to the Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professorship this January.