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April 5, 2005
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations, (218) 726-8830,
Larry Knopp, Professor, UMD Department of Geography (218) 726-6246,

The UMD Department of Geography
with substantial support from the Office of Equal Opportunity
and the UMD Commission on Women


Kath Browne, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Geography
Department of Geography
University of Brighton (England)

speaking on:

"Tales of Dublin City: Non-Heterosexual Women/Lesbians Write the 'Fair City'"

Free and Open to the Public

Monday, April 11, 7 p.m.
UMD Campus, Life Sciences building, Room 185

Dr. Browne is a rising scholar in the field of lesbian geographies and geographies of gender and sexuality. She received her PhD from the University of Gloucestershire in 2002, with her dissertation: "Power, Performativities and Place: Living Outside Heterosexuality".

Dr. Browne has an impressive list of papers and conference participation. In 2000, she was awarded the Jacquelyn Beyer award for a student paper competition at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. She has also chaired and organized conference sessions for Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers, the Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, and the Association of American Geographers, and published or presented over 20 academic papers.

A reception will be held immediately following the lecture. For more information, call (218) 726-7076 or (218) 726-6246.

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