Robinson Professor Search Brings Candidates to Campus

Posted: December 8, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The second candidate for a Robinson Professorship will give a public lecture today at 3 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D3 A and B. Patricia Hill Collins is the Charles Phelps Taft Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. The author of Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism, she will be speaking on “Resisting Racism: Writing Black Sexual Politics.”

In November, the first candidate for the professorship, Joan Slonczewski, professor of biology at Kenyon College, gave a lecture titled “A Biped without Feathers: Teaching Evolution with Science Fiction.” Two additional candidates are expected to visit campus during the spring semester.

Since 1984, a large bequest from the late Clarence J. Robinson has allowed George Mason University to appoint to the faculty distinguished professors in the liberal arts and sciences. Clarence J. Robinson Professors are outstanding scholars who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching and whose teaching and scholarship concern broad and fundamental intellectual issues.

For more information, call Iris Knell at 703-993-2171.

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