Dr. Karen Richman to Present Hesburgh Lecture Oct. 3

by Public Relations | Oct 01, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018

The Saint Vincent College Honors Program and the Saint Vincent College School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, in conjunction with the Notre Dame Club of Greensburg/Uniontown, will host a Hesburgh Lecture by Dr. Karen Richman, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Fred Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. The title of the talk is “Immigrants, Social Investments and Social Capital: A Mexican Immigrant Case Study.” Admission is free and open to the public.

Richman graduated from the University of Richmond and earned a Ph.D. in 1992. At the Institute for Latino Studies, Richman is a cultural anthropologist and the director of undergraduate academic programs. Richman also teaches courses in Literatures and Anthropology, Latino Studies and Romance Languages.

Richman is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on the Haitian and Mexican migration, language, music, religion, work and savings. She is also the author of Migration and Vodou (2005). She has been recognized for her scholarship and teaching. She has been recognized with awards for Open Course Ware Excellence, the Heizer award for writing the best journal article in ethno-history and Newberry Library and Social Research Council fellowships.

In 2012, Richman was the hosting chair of the annual Haitian Studies Association conference at University of Notre Dame and co-edited a special journal volume on religion in Haiti. Her current research project is an interdisciplinary study of Mexican immigrant’s social wealth, savings and retirement supported by the National Endowment for Financial Education.

Further information on the presentation is available by contacting Fr. Brian Boosel, O.S.B., assistant professor of history and director of the Honors Program, 724-805-2561 or brian.boosel@stvincent.edu.


Written by Zakiya Moses, freshman communications major from Washington, D.C.


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