Colloquium: Luisa Del Giudice, “On Second Thought: Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, and Purpose”

On Second Thought: Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, and Purpose

In these dynamic essays (University of Utah Press, 2017) thirteen scholars explore the ways in which spiritual and cultural paradigms have shaped their vocations as teachers, scholars, mentors, and advocates and how these approaches have been integral to their life’s work, not merely to their work life. These insightful testimonies narrate the relationships of career, family, students, patients, and colleagues, weaving them together rather than compartmentalizing them. This process reveals challenges inside and outside the academy and other professional settings, bringing forth tales of suffering and transformation, and tallying up hard-earned life lessons in order to share wisdom achieved. The lecture will be followed by Luisa Del Giudice in discussion about the collection with book contributor, Sabina Magliocco.

Speaker: Luisa Del Giudice, Los Angeles-based independent scholar, former university academic, Founder-Director of the Italian Oral History Institute (2000-2007). Honorary Fellow of the American Folklore Society and a Cavaliere (knight) of the Republic of Italy


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