College of Arts and Sciences

Distinguished Lecturer Series

The College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecturer Series brings world-wide expertise to Northeastern Indiana and the Purdue University Fort Wayne Community. In the fall, we bring in a world-class scholar from outside Purdue Fort Wayne. Each spring we feature one of our own exceptional faculty. 

The goal is a glimpse into the mind and heart of an expert, presented at a level that any interested person can learn from. The series began in 1982 and spans all the disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Distinguished Lecturer Series events are free and open to the public.

Janet Badia

Professor and Director of Women's Studies
Purdue University Fort Wayne

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Purdue University Fort Wayne's College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the Women's Studies Program presents Professor Janet Badia as the internal 2018-2019 Distinguished Lecturer Series speaker. Badia will speak about stories in the #MeToo era.

Rethinking Stories in the #MeToo Era
Wednesday, March 27 | 7:00 p.m.
Walb Student Union, Classic Ballroom
Refreshments will be served.

The #MeToo movement has come to represent the stories of sexual-assault survivors from all walks of life. In her lecture, Janet Badia will explore the complex relationship between the #MeToo movement and literary culture, as well as the systems of power that shape both.