Four University of Southern Mississippi professors will present lectures at the Committee on Services and Resources for Women (CSRW) Brown Bag Series throughout the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month on the Hattiesburg campus.
“The speakers are all past winners of the CSRW Research Grants from last year,” said Dr. Sherita Johnson, assistant professor of English and chair of the Brown Bag Series at Southern Miss. “They are presenting topics from these larger projects supported by the CSRW.”
CSRW is an interdisciplinary group of Southern Miss faculty and staff members interested in women’s issues. Established in 1984, CSRW remains a strong supporter of women’s issues through the creation of a women’s center/library, organizing conferences with renowned guest speakers, producing major cultural events and providing funding for research and services to faculty, staff and students.
Dr. Pamela Tyler, assistant professor of history, kicked off the Brown Bag Series March 2 with a presentation titled “Hot Damn!: Vignettes from the Diary of a Southern Adolescent, 1929.”
The remaining CSRW Brown Bag Series presentations are as follows:
• Dr. Ruth Percy, visiting assistant professor of history, will present “Proud, Black, and Beautiful: Post-Civil Rights Organizing in the Mississippi Delta” Wednesday, March 10 from noon – 1:15 p.m.
• Dr. Heather Marie Stur, assistant professor of history, will present “Dragon Ladies, Gentle Warriors, and Girls Next Door: Gender and the Vietnam War” Wednesday, March 24 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
• Dr. Karen Hostetter, assistant professor of human performance and recreation, will present “The Development of the Female Athlete Triad Risk Scale” Tuesday, March 30 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
All lectures will take place in Cook Library room 213. For more information on the CSRW Brown Bag Series, contact Dr. Sherita Johnson at
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