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Bramen to Kick Off Killeen Lecture Series at St. Norbert College

From St. Norbert College, September 11, 2019
by Hailey Barron, hailey.barron@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Carrie Tirado Bramen, director of the UB Gender Institute at the University at Buffalo (UB), will kick off St. Norbert College’s four-part Killeen Chair of Theology
& Philosophy Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater of the F. K. Bemis International Center, 299 Third St., De Pere. The lecture
is free and open to the public.

As the first guest of the 2019-20 Killeen Chair Lecture Series, which focuses on civic responsibility in times of polarization, Bramen will present the lecture
“The Feminist Politics of (In)Civility.” She will consider two proposals for how to heal our fractured and divided national discourse: one that calls for greater civility
of debate in hopes of revitalizing democracy, and one that embraces an attitude of defiance and rage at past and present injustice.

In addition to serving as director of the UB Gender Institute, a university-wide research center that promotes research and teaching related to women,
gender and sexuality, Bramen is a professor of English at UB. She is the recipient of three teaching awards, including the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in
Teaching. Her first book, “The Uses of Variety: Modern Americanism and the Quest for National Distinctiveness,” was co-winner of the Thomas J. Wilson prize for
best first book published by Harvard University Press. Bramen has written for the Washington Post, The Conversation, the Black Agenda Report and the Political Theology
Network.

Established in 1984, the Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy stresses the importance of theology and philosophy in a Catholic liberal arts education,
highlighting the commitment of St. Norbert College to provide an education that is personally, intellectually and spiritually challenging. Named after
Abbot Sylvester Michael Killeen, O.Praem., chancellor of the college from 1967 to 1970, the Killeen Chair provides a fuller understanding of theological and
philosophical issues by bringing scholars to campus in fields ranging from biology and psychology to economics and political science.

For more information, visit https://www.snc.edu/killeen or contact Luke Chevalier at 920-403-3932 or luke.chevalier@snc.edu.

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