The annual “Paideia Connections: Engaging Scholarly Conversations” event will be held on Thursday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in the Alma Thomas Theater and online (RingCentral link).

The event will open with two Southwestern faculty members each delivering a 20-minute address for a general audience about their recent scholarly work. Following the two brief presentations, instead of the typical Q&A session, the audience will have the opportunity to share connections they discovered while actively listening to the two presentations. Dean of Faculty Alisa Gaunder will serve as moderator for the event.

The two faculty members who will be featured in the program are Kerry Bechtel, associate professor of theatre, and Valerie Renegar, professor of communication studies. Bechtel will give a talk titled “Clothing, Privilege and Representative Storytelling,” and Renegar will give a talk titled “Trapped in a Fractured Fairytale: Representations of Stepmothers in Self-Help Books.”

“Paideia Connections” takes its name from Southwestern’s Paideia program, which encourages students and faculty members to make connections between various disciplines and disparate ideas.

Access event on RingCentral HERE

Registration Instructions

Seating for the live event is limited. Please email Professor Costola to reserve your spot. If you are planning to attend the streaming, please see link above.