M.A. in Liberal Studies Public Lecture Series

The Public Lecture Series features innovative research by Old Westbury’s MALS-affiliated faculty from a wide variety of disciplines. Presenters share their expertise as scholars, provide insights into current events, and engage in discussion with audience members. Lectures are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. Space may be limited, so be sure to plan ahead.

Coming Soon:

Black and white image of statue of liberty"Latinx History is American History"

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Focusing on Latinx experiences gives us new and deeper perspectives on the history of United States expansion, imperialism, culture, racial formation, white privilege, anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, immigration, nativism, labor, exploitation, protest, and resistance.

Professor Patricia Harris"The Semiotics of Type"

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Patricia Harris, Associate Professor of Electronic Media, will be speaking about “The Semiotics of Type,” as part of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Public Lecture Series. This talk focuses on the typeface, Blackletter, tracing its evolving meanings, uses, and associations over time. 

 

Earlier Events in the MALS Public Lecture Series:

Carol Quirke speaking at SUNY Old Westbury "The Politics of Care: Dorothea Lange’s New Deal Photography"

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Dr. Carol Quirke, Professor of American Studies, will present “‘The Politics of Care: Dorothea Lange’s New Deal Photography,” as part of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Public Lecture Series.

 

Dr. Jacqueline Emery

 

 


"Newspaper-making isn’t play": Native American Boarding School Students Write Back

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

 Dr. Jacqueline Emery, an Associate Professor of English, presented “‘Newspaper-making isn’t play’: Native American Boarding School Students Write Back,” as part of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Public Lecture Series.

Professor Jermaine Archer

Frederick Douglass: Legacies

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 5:30pm

Dr. Jermaine Archer, Chair of the American Studies Department, presented “Frederick Douglass: Legacies,” as part of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Public Lecture Series, in collaboration with the Black History Month Committee and the American Studies Department.

Carolyn Cocca with book

 

 


Superheroes, Superpowers, and Social Change: How and Why Representation Matters for Gender Equity and Equality

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Dr. Carolyn Cocca from the Politics, Economics, and Law Department presented “Superheroes, Superpowers, and Social Change: How and Why Representation Matters for Gender Equity and Equality,” as the inaugural lecture for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Public Lecture Series.