Denison Hosts Lecture on Somali Immigrants
Date of Event: September 28, 2009
Posted: September 14, 2009
Denison University will host Cawo Abdi as she presents a lecture on Somali immigrants in the United States in Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road) at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28. The event is free and open to the public.
Abdi is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. Her research includes an examination of the gender and transnational relations of Somalis in Minnesota and East Africa. Abdi has authored several articles appearing in books and journals, including “Contested Norms and Values in Transnational Families” (2008), “Convergence of Civil War and the Religious Right: Re-Imagining Somali Women” (2007) and “Refugees, Gender Based Violence and Resistance: A Case Study of Somali Women in Kenyan Camps” (2006).
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—Professor Cawo Abdi lecture on Somali immigrants in the United States at 4:30 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 28, in Higley Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anita Waters at 740-587-6572 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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