Women’s seminar is March 21

Women's seminar is March 21 The fifth seminar in the series "Evolution of Women's Work" at SDSU is set for March 21.

The seminar features Aparna Rayaprol, professor of sociology, University of Hyderabad, India. The topic of her talk is "Gender Issues: the Situation in India."

The seminar starts with a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Tompkins Alumni Center, with entertainment at 4:30 p.m. by SDSU voice majors. The lecture follows at 6 p.m. at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings. There is no cost to attend.

Dr. Rayaprol is professor and coordinator of the Study India Program in the Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad. She has worked as associate professor in the Department of Research Methodology at the Tata Institute.

She served as teaching fellow in the Department of Sociology.

, University of Pittsburgh. She also served as lecturer in the Semester at Sea program of the University of Pittsburgh, a study abroad program that takes students on a voyage to 10 countries around the world.

Dr. Rayaprol holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include gender studies, Indian diaspora, qualitative research methods, and urban sociology.

The next seminar in the series is April 25. Sister Mary Damon Nolan, president of Universidad Academica Campesina, Bolivia, and Dawn A. Frank, Oglala Lakota tribal executive director, will speak about "Indigenous Education: North and South America."

The seminar series is sponsored by the SDSU President's Office, the Dean of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, the Dean of Arts and Sciences, ABS College Diversity Office, SDSU Diversity Office, Quest for Equity, SDSU Women's Studies, and Women's Giving Circle.

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