Lisa Rofel Gives Ho Lecture in China Studies on February 20
Posted: February 1, 2012
Dr. Lisa Rofel
The Humanities Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa Rofel from the University of California, Santa Cruz as the fifth Paul and Mary Ho Lecturer in China Studies. She will give a talk on “The 21st Century Silk Road Between China and Italy” at 7:00 pm on February 20, 2012. The talk will be held in the Avaya Auditorium on the first floor of the ACES building (at the southeast corner of 24th and Speedway). It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Rofel is a Professor of Anthropology who researches urban political economy and culture in contemporary China. Dr. Rofel is the author of Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism (University of California Press 1999) and Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality and Public Culture (Duke University Press 2007). The talk will concern her current research on trade relations and textile production.