April 16, 2010
ULM to host second in “Traveling Scholars”
series April 20
Viramontes is an assistant professor of communication and co-director of the women’s and gender studies program at University of Wisconsin, Parkside in Kenosha, Wis., where she teaches a variety of undergraduate courses that range from communication and popular culture to communication methods.
Her research interests focus on the study of Midwestern Chicana and Chicano identity constitution as it intersects race, ethnicity, class, gender and industry. She draws from personal experiences to understand how the personal and the political relate to, influence and are influenced by the larger social context.
Her first book, “On Becoming Chicana in the Midwest,” was published in 2008. She is currently working on a book about women’s lived experience with fluid sexuality.
Viramontes is the second of three “traveling scholars” to participate in this semester’s series. Communication faculty member Dr. Lesli Pace is responsible for creating and coordinating the speaking events.
For more information contact Pace at 318-342-1165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.