The Spring 2018 Humanities Pedagogy Brown-Bag Lunches will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 from 12 - 1 p.m. with Dr. Allison Fredette, Professor, Department of History in the Roan Mountain, Room 122, Plemmons Student Union, Appalachian State University. The final Brown-Bag Lunch will be on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 12 - 1 p.m. with Dr. Mark Nunes, Chair and Professor, Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies in Linville Falls, Room 226, Plemmons Student Union, Appalachian State University.
Admission is free and these events are open to our campus and community.
Hosted by the Appalachian State University Humanities Council, the Brown-Bag Lunches offer a great opportunity to meet, greet and socialize with Council members, faculty and students. This will be the first of two Brown-Bag Lunches presented in spring 2018. These events will feature two speakers from Appalachian, Dr. Allison Fredette, Professor, Department of History and Dr. Mark Nunes, Department Chair and Professor, Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies.
Dr. Allison Fredette, the speaker for the first Brown-Bag Lunch of 2018 on Feb. 16, earned her B.A. and an M.A. in History from West Virginia University and completed her Ph.D. in American History at the University of Florida. Dr. Fredette’s areas of study include the nineteenth-century American South, as well as the history of marriage, gender and the family. More specifically, her work explores the connections between regional identity and the construction of marriage and marital roles in the Border South states of Kentucky and West Virginia, from the late antebellum period through the early years of Reconstruction.
Dr. Mark Nunes, our second speaker on April 13, is a professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Chair for the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies. He earned his interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the Culture, History and Theory program of Emory University's Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in English from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts in Psychology from Columbia University, where he also earned his undergraduate degree. He is the author of "Cyberspaces of Everyday Life" (Minnesota, 2006) and he is the editor of and contributing author for a collection of essays entitled "Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures" (Continuum, 2011). His ongoing research focuses on the cultural impact of new media on contemporary society.
About the Humanities Council
The purpose of Appalachian State University’s Humanities Council, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, is to enhance support for and recognition of Humanities scholarship throughout the university and to encourage interdisciplinary research and communication among scholars from different areas of expertise. The Council provides opportunities and events on campus throughout the year supporting the values of interdisciplinarity and the liberal arts for the benefit of our students, the College and the university.