Singer, Hytten to present at education lecture series

Beverly R. Singer, filmmaker and associate professor of anthropology and Native American studies at the University of New Mexico, and Kathy Hytten, associate professor in the department of Educational Administration and Higher Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will be the April guest speakers at the WSU College of Education “Globalization, Diversity and Education” lecture series.

Singer’s lecture, titled, “Politics of Film Research: Who we are at the national Museum of the American Indian,” will take place at 4 p.m. April 19 in the WSU Fine Arts Auditorium. Hytten will present “Thinking Through Social Justice in an Era of Globalization” at 4 p.m. April 26 in the WSU Fine Arts Auditorium. The lectures are free and open to the public.

“Politics of Film Research” focuses on Singer’s work on the orientation film about Native America that premiered in 2004 and remains on permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Singer has contributed to the study of contemporary Native Americans by authoring and producing 15 films and videos about Native people, including “Wiping the War Paint off the Lens: Native American Film and Video.” She also serves on the executive board for the Independent Television Service.

Hytten, currently on sabbatical from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is a visiting scholar in the Department of Teaching and Learning at WSU. Her current research focuses on the intersections among cultural studies, critical pedagogy and education for social justice.Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, including “Educational Theory,” “Educational Studies,” “Qualitative Studies in Education” and “Communication Education,” among others.

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