November 12, 2017 1:13:21 AM
On Thursday, Nov. 16, the Forum Series hosted by the Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women will feature Seetha Srinivasan, director emeritus of the University Press of Mississippi.
In her talk titled "Fault Lines: Living in Two Cultures," Srinivasan will discuss the challenges, frustrations and rewards of becoming part of the American mainstream while retaining one's ethnic identity. A native of India, she has lived in the United States since 1967 and in Jackson since 1969, where she and her family have been active members of the Hindu community.
Srinivasan served as president of the Association of American University Presses and in 2002 was awarded the AAUP Constituency Award for Outstanding Service to the University Press Community. She also serves on the executive board of ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy organization in the country.
She holds bachelor and master degrees from the University of Poona in India and master degrees from Mills College and the University of Florida.
This presentation is free and open to the community and begins at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium. For more information, contact Kim Whitehead, director of the Honors College, at [email protected] or 662-241-6850.