Join us on Tuesday, September 24, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in 232 Katz for our first Faculty Coffee Chat of the semester— featuring Dr. Sophia McClennen. Dr. McClennen is professor of international affairs and comparative literature and the founding director of Penn State's Center for Global Studies. She works on the intersections between culture, politics, and society. Her books focus on cultural responses to complex social change, such as the connections between the satire of Stephen Colbert and post 9/11 politics or the exile writing of Ariel Dorfman and dictatorship in 1970s Latin America. Her work often analyzes the links between political events and their media representations, which has led her to critique the relationship between mainstream culture, politics, stereotypes, and social injustice. She teaches courses on human rights culture, culture and globalization, media studies, global cinema, the cultures of displaced peoples, cultural trade policy, cross-cultural conflict resolution, and critical theory.
RSVP to Claudia Prieto at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 23.