Welcoming Guest Lecturers From Around the World

The Jane M.G. Foster Distinguished Lecture Series at Shawnee State brings world renowned authors, leaders and experts in a variety of academic fields to campus each year. The series is made possible through a fund established by Jane M.G. Foster, one of only two women to graduate Cornell University in 1918.

Nominations from SSU faculty are accepted by the Distinguished Lecture Series Committee at least twice a year.  An email will be sent out to all faculty from the Chair of the Committee seeking nominations for a specific academic year. Within that email, a link to the nomination form can be found.

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Upcoming Events:

Elena Foulis

Building Bilingual Digital Archives of Latine/x Experiences

Dr. Elena Foulis
Assistant Professor at Texas AG

Thursday, December 1 at 4 pm
Morris University Center, Room 215

This presentation will discuss building a publicly engaged project that collects, archives and documents Latinas/os/es historical presence and their work and experiences in the areas of performance art, education, and immigration in Ohio to create a publicly accessible bilingual digital archive. Through decolonial practices of using oral history, ethnography, and performances, I discuss building a counter-archive of Latinx experiences that will center the work of well-established Ohio community organizations and the experience of their members.

In reciprocal collaboration with Latinx focused community organizations, I'll discuss developing educational resources and make them available through a digital archive, thus redistributing resources to the community, which can engage the community through workshops on performances and oral history. The broad impact of this work is ensured by the reciprocal exchanges between scholars, students, and the larger community on which the project is grounded.

Presented as part of the 2022-2023 Jane M.G. Foster Distinguished Lecture Series. The community is invited to attend this lecture, which is free of charge.