Julianne Malveaux to give BGSU Black History Month talk

 
Julianne Malveaux

BOWLING GREEN, O.—College president, labor economist, columnist, noted author and thought leader — all these terms apply to Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Bowling Green State University’s Black History Month speaker. Malveaux will give a free talk on “Surviving and Thriving” at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

The 15th president of Bennett College, America's oldest historically black college for women, Malveaux has been hailed by Dr. Cornel West as "the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country" for her contributions to the dialogue on race, gender and culture and their economic impacts.

A popular columnist and author, Malveaux's writing has appeared in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. Magazine, Essence magazine, and The Progressive. Her weekly columns appeared for more than a decade (1990-2003) in newspapers across the country, and she has hosted television and radio programs and appeared as a commentator on major TV networks. Malveaux is also the editor of several groundbreaking books on women, race and the state of the country.

Malveaux has served on the faculty or visiting faculty of the New School for Social Research, San Francisco State University, the University of California-Berkley, College of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, and Howard University.

She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Boston College and Ph.D. in economics from MIT.

A native San Franciscan, she is the founder of Last Word Productions, Inc., a multimedia production company headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Her BGSU visit is sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities in the Division of Student Affairs. 

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(Posted February 06, 2012 )