Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


Paideia Connections

Paideia Connections: Engaging Scholarly Conversations
Thursday, October 13, 4 pm, F.W. Olin Building, Room 105, Southwestern University

The Paideia Connections lecture series at Southwestern University features brief presentations by two distinguished faculty members from diverse fields, and encourages members of the campus community and the general public to engage in thought-provoking discussions with each other following the presentations. President Edward Burger serves as moderator. This free and public event is presented in collaboration with the Brown Chair Holders and the President’s Office. For more information, contact Ben Pierce, Professor of Biology, at 512.863.1974 or

Elaine Craddock

Professor of Religion

Blessed by the Goddess, Cursed by Men: The Ritual and Social Lives of Transgender Indians

Elaine Craddock: Profile

Emily D. Niemeyer

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Holder of the Herbert and Kate Dishman Chair in Science

Fertile Ground for Analysis: Factors Affecting the Production of Antioxidants in Plants

Emily D. Niemeyer: Profile


Preview the Paideia Connections conversation with Elaine Craddock and Emily D. Niemeyer


  • The F.W. Olin Building is located between the Lois Perkins Chapel and The Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning on the Roy H. Cullen Academic Mall at Southwestern University. Room 105 is located on the first floor of Olin and is accessible from entrances off the Academic Mall and J. N. R. Score Quadrangle. Parking is accessible from Hwy 29 or visitors may walk there from visitor parking along Maple Street (1001 E University Avenue) or Southwestern Blvd.


  • On March 24, 2014 Southwestern University launched a new lecture series titled “Paideia Connections.” This lecture featured Alison Kafer, associate professor of feminist studies, and Maria Todd, associate professor of biology.

About Connections


Paideia Connections is sponsored by the Brown Chairs, Office of the President, and Office of the Dean at Southwestern University.

For more information contact: Dr. Ben Pierce, Professor of Biology and holder of the Lillian Nelson Pratt Chair at 512-863-1974 or