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Torstenson Lecture 2018


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Please join us in OGC 200 for special sociology guest Amy Finnegan, who will present "The White Girl's Burden: American Altruism Toward Africa."

Amy Finnegan is Assistant Professor and Chair of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas and Co-Director of SocMed, a social justice organization seeking to expand the conversation on and engagement with the social determinants of health through education and movement building. She is a sociologist, educator, and activist who is particularly keen on building spaces and opportunities for constructive dialogue across divergent perspectives. She studies social movements and social change, peace and conflict dynamics, and global health with many years of experience in northern Uganda. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College, an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a BA in Political Science and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis.