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Afternoon Conversation Series

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This week's topic is Transnational Publicity, Gender-Based Violence, and Central American Women's Asylum Cases presented by Sara McKinnon.

Sara L. McKinnon is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Politics & Culture in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research and teaching is in the areas of intercultural rhetoric, globalization/transnational studies, legal rhetoric, and transnational feminist theory with expertise in critical rhetorical and qualitative methods. Her book, Gendered Asylum: Race and Violence in U.S. Law and Politics (University of Illinois Press, 2016), charts the emergence of gender as a political category in US asylum law within the context of broader national and global politics. Her essays have appeared in Women’s Studies in Communication, Text and Performance Quarterly, and the Quarterly Journal of Speech.

Need something to do to unwind after a busy week? Join us every Friday in October for a free pastry and a choice of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at Afternoon Conversation Series (ACS)! We will be learning about global health issues!

ACS is a facilitated weekly experience where you can engage in friendly conversations over different interactive themes presented each week.

Come and join us for a relaxing Friday afternoon and make new friends. Refreshments are served on a first-come, first-served basis each week—come early to ensure your treat!

This free event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

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