The University of New Mexico Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice hosts a lecture and critical discussion featuring Nana Osei-Kofi, director of the Difference, Power & Discrimination Program at Oregon State University (OSU) on Thursday, April 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. in The College of Engineering’s Centennial Building Auditorium, room 1041. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

The talk, titled “#FightRacism: Educating for Social Justice,” is part of the 2016 Interdisciplinary Insights Lecture Series. It’s meant to engage the audience in self-reflection and action about the contours of fighting racism and educating for social justice.  

Osei-Kofi, who is also an associate professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at OSU, focuses her research on critical and feminist social theories and pedagogies, the politics of American higher education, and visual cultural studies/arts-based inquiry.

Prior to her appointment at OSU, Osei-Kofi was associate professor and director of the Social Justice Studies Certificate Program in the School of Education at Iowa State University. She holds an M.A. in Applied Women’s Studies and a Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University.

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