Seligmann Receives CAS Award for Scholarship

Posted: July 11, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has chosen Linda J. Seligmann, professor of anthropology, to receive the 2005 CAS Award for Scholarship. She is the 10th recipient of the award, which is given as part of the annual Celebration of Scholarship in recognition of research contributions.

Seligmann will deliver her scholarly lecture titled “Transnational Adoption and the Changing Faces of the American Family” on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema. She will discuss the remarkable increase in transracial and transnational adoptions in the United States over the last decade, and how it has made an impact on assumptions about family formation, race, and cultural identity.

A specialist in the Andean region of Latin America, Seligmann’s major publications include Peruvian Street Lives: Culture, Power, and Economy among Market Women of Cuzco, part of the Interpretations of Culture in the New Millennium series University of Illinois Press; Women Traders in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Mediating Identities, Marketing Wares (edited volume); and Between Reform and Revolution: Political Struggles in the Peruvian Andes, 1969-1991.

The Celebration of Scholarship was established in 1997 to recognize the talent of the faculty and to unite them in celebration of their significant achievements. As part of the celebration, CAS invites participants to attend a dinner preceding the lecture at 5:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact the CAS Dean’s Office or call 703-993-8733. For more details, visit the CAS web site.

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