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Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities Martha Nussbaum to present second series of lectures at SU
Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities Martha Nussbaum to present second series of lectures at SUApril 05, 2002Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Martha Nussbaum, the 2002 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Syracuse University, will present “Inscribing the Face: Shame and Stigma” at 7:30 p.m. April 22 in Watson Auditorium, Watson Hall, and “Shame and the Law: Punishment and Moral Panic” at 7:30 p.m. April 24 in the Maxwell Auditorium. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
While she is on campus, Nussbaum will also present a series of seminars and class discussions at various times and places, including a seminar on the relationship between history and philosophy, a discussion of American social and cultural history and a presentation for students in the Department of African American Studies. Nussbaum was also at SU in February to present a public lecture and a series of seminars.
The author of 10 books, Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School. She also holds appointments in philosophy, divinity, classics, South Asian studies and gender studies. Nussbaum earned a B.A. from New York University in 1969, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1971 and 1975, respectively. She has taught at Harvard, Brown and Oxford universities.
The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities was established to bring to SU those scholars and writers whose work is of great importance for the humanities. Previous holders of the professorship include Saul Bellow, David Bohm, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Stephen Greenblatt Mario Vargas Llosa and Toni Morrison. The professorship was made possible by the generosity of the late Jeannette K. Watson. The opportunities provided by the professorship are supportive of initiatives in the University’s Academic Plan directed at expanding opportunities for multidisciplinary intellectual discourse for students.