Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric, will read from her work on Thursday, January 29th, 7:30, Gorecki 204

 "Claudia Rankine's Citizen comes at you like doom. It's the best note in the wrong song that is America. Its various realities—'mistaken' identity, social racism, the whole fabric of urban and suburban life—are almost too much to bear, but you bear them, because it's the truth. Citizen is Rankine's Spoon River Anthology, an epic as large and frightening and beautiful as the country and various emotional states that produced it."—Hilton Als


Sport Journalism Panel: Gender bias in coverage of sports.

Are walls being broken down?

Thursday, February 12th 7:00 p.m. Gorecki 204C


Harold Sinker: MPR – Sport analyst/enthusiast; and Digital Sports Editor of the Star Tribune  – Moderator for the panel

Rachel Blount: Star Tribune reporter. The main Olympics reporter and has covered many sports during a 30-year career that started at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She tells great stories about past experiences.

JoAnne Buysse: a professor at the U of M & Affiliated Scholar at the Tucker Center Research for Girls and Women Sports; focuses research on gender and media

Dianne Murphy: a Vikings football blogger very familiar with sexism on the internet. (The sports version of #gamergate) She's also written for the Daily Norseman Vikings' blog.

Leah Rado: College of St. Benedict’s Sport Information Director

Shane Miller: Chair of CSBSJU Gender Studies; specializes in gender and sport communication.

This event is co-sponsored by: ESSS Dept., Gender Studies, IWL, and CSB athletics.