Teaching About Religion at UCLA
The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion invites you to a Brown Bag Lunch Series Lecture by Allen Roberts, Professor in the UCLA Department of World Arts & Cultures.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA United States
About Professor Allen F. Roberts:
- As a professor in World Arts and Cultures and as former director of UCLA's famed African Studies Center, Roberts participates in multi-disciplinary research ranging from art and AIDS awareness in Africa to social pressures on the biodiversity of central African rainforests, from cultural history linking eastern Africa with islands and lands along the rim of the Indian Ocean to issues concerning recent African immigrants to the U.S. Professor Roberts also conducts research, writes, teaches, and organizes museum exhibitions with his spouse, Dr. Mary Nooter Roberts (Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Fowler Museum at UCLA and an Adjunct Professor in WAC). Their recent books are Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History (1997), A Sense of Wonder (1997) and A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal 2003). The latter accompanies a major exhibition currently on national tour, and is previewed at " www.fmch.ucla.edu/passporttoparadise.htm" . The Roberts' current projects include cross-cultural comparison of religious visual culture in Senegal and Mauritius, and an initiative shared with WAC colleagues called "Searching for God in the City of Angels."
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8.
For more information please contact
Center for the Study of Religion Tel: 310-825-8948
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Sponsor(s): Center for the Study of Religion.