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Scholar from Brazil to Lecture on Affirmative Action and Race and Foreign Language Education at WSSU

February 29, 2012
Dr. Miriam Jorge, associate professor at the School of Education at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil, will deliver two lectures at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) on February 29 and March 1, 2012.
 
She will speak on “Affirmative Action and Race in Brazil” on Wednesday, February 29, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 207C of the Thompson Student Services Center.  At 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 1,   she will lecture on “Critical Approaches to Foreign and Second Language Education: Reflections from a Brazilian Perspective” in Room G19 in the Anderson Center.  The lectures are being sponsored by the International Programs, the Department of English and Foreign Languages and the Department of Educational Leadership Counseling and Professional Studies at WSSU.
 
Jorge is the Brazilian coordinator of the CAPES/FIPSE Consortium on "Legacies of the African Diaspora in Brazil and the United States: Persistent Inequalities," that includes Winston-Salem State University, UNC-Charlotte and three universities in Brazil. Currently, she is a visiting Scholar at UNC Charlotte.
 
Jorge earned a Ph.D. in applied linguistics and teaches on English as a foreign language.  Through her work in with affirmative action organizations, develops research on racial relations in Brazil and teaches courses on “race and education.”  Jorge has worked as a visiting scholar at the Department of Black Studies in the University of California, Santa Barbara  and in 2007 she was invited to give lectures about affirmative action in Brazil at Purdue University, Howard University, and Indiana University, Bloomington. Jorge coordinates the latu-sensu graduate course on African and Afro-Brazilian History and Culture.
 
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                          Director of Public Relations
                          336-750-8764 (office)
                          336-413-1472 (mobile)
                          youngnn@wssu.edu

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