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September 11, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eugene, OR
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Biological & Cultural Construction of Race: Live Online

Friday, September 11, 2020

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Join the Eugene Public Library Foundation for the first in a monthly series, “In Conversation with Experts and Enthusiasts,” each featuring a brief lecture followed by Q&A.

On September 11, Dr. Lisa Price will lead an exploration of race as a biological and cultural construction. This discussion sheds new light on what race is, offering additional context to understand the Black Lives Matter movement that has gained strength and new allies this year.

Dr. Price is a professor of anthropology at Oregon State University who regularly teaches a course at OSU on this subject. Her background makes her uniquely qualified to share her expertise and insight on this topic. Her international work includes consulting for scientific organizations and presenting at conferences on various aspects of diversity in education.

Dr. Price specializes in food systems, farming, food security, gender, agro-biodiversity, ethnobiology, and methodology development. Her research interests are primarily at the interface of human culture, specifically gender, and the food environment. Her geographic area of specialization is Mainland Southeast Asia, although her experience covers many counties in Asia and Africa as well as North America and the Pacific.