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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dr. Sangeeta Ray Inaugurates SU's 2015 African-American History Month Celebration February 5

En-Gendering IndiaSALISBURY, MD---Dr. Sangeeta Ray, a leading scholar of postcolonial studies, inaugurates Salisbury University’s 2015 African-American History Month Celebration, “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” Thursday, February 5.

Her presentation, “The Black Diaspora and Minority Literatures,” is 7:30 p.m. in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium.

Ray is a professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of En-Gendering India: Woman and Nation in Colonial and Post-Colonial Narratives and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In Other Words, which discusses the works of the feminist postcolonialist. She also is co-editor of the prestigious Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies.

She has earned a CTE-Lilly Fellows teaching grant, as well as a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar membership grant. The inaugural director of the University of Maryland Asian-American studies certificate and co-organizer of the first Cultural Studies Association conference, she is a past recipient of the university’s Woman of Color of the Year award.

“Sangeeta Ray is a renowned voice in postcolonial studies whose scholarship compellingly addresses questions of race, gender and class,” said Dr. Manav Ratti, assistant professor in SU’s English Department. “Her talk shows the vibrancy of literary and cultural studies across Africa, Asia and the U.S., and is an excellent opportunity for the campus and community.”

Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Office, admission to her talk is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at

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