In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Office of Institutional Diversity and the College of Social Sciences are pleased to welcome Dr. Layli Maparyan who will speak on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Dr. Maparyan will speak on "Gender, Race and Beyond: New Approaches to Diversity, Identity, Inclusion and Social Transformation."
Dr. Maparyan is Professsor of Women’s Studies and Associated Faculty of African American Studies at Georgia State University. She obtained a B.A. from Spelman College and an M.S. in from Penn State (both in Psychology), and a Ph.D. from Temple University in Philosophy. In 2006 Dr. Maparyan published The Womanist Reader, a comprehensive anthology documenting the first quarter century of womanist thought. Her second book, The Womanist Idea (forthcoming), addresses womanist metaphysics and spiritual activism. Over the course of her 17-year career Dr. Maparyan has published over 30 journal articles or book chapters in women’s and Africana studies, and Psychology. From 1994-2000, she served as founding Co-Director of the Womanist Studies Consortium, a Rockefeller Humanities Fellowships Program residency site. At this time Dr. Maparyan's primary focus is working with the University of Liberia (UL) to collaboratively develop that institution’s first gender studies program.
Dr. Maparyan's presentation is free and open to the public. For additional information, please call 678 839 5400.