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Molly J. Giblin, PhD in the annual Lund-Gill Lecture

Thursday, September 21, 2017

River Forest, IL- Dominican University will present Molly J. Giblin, PhD in the annual Lund-Gill Lecture on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Martin Recital Hall, 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest. An instructor in the department of history at the University of Memphis, Giblin’s lecture is entitled “Whose West?: Identity and Citizenship in A Global Age.”

Giblin will share information from her research on relationships between European and Asian men and women to examine how states attempted to use race, religion, gender and ethnicity to define the boundaries of identity in the nineteenth century, and how individuals have revised and challenged those ideas in the face of large-scale global migration.

A former Fulbright Scholar, Giblin has taught at Florida International University and Rutgers University. Her manuscript, From Romance to Renovation: France, China, and Imperial Revitalization in the Nineteenth Century, is a trans-national, interdisciplinary project examining French attempts to foster meaningful personal bonds with historical actors in China and the Pacific as early and crucial facets of France's reconstruction as an imperial power.

Giblin’s research is inspired by her time living in France and China. She focuses on French and Chinese interactions in the mid-nineteenth century, and is particularly interested in the ways in which people from various cultures meet, interact, and understand (or misunderstand) one another.

Giblin holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a doctorate from Rutgers University.

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About Dominican University

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences and master’s degrees through the College of Health Sciences, the Brennan School of Business and the College of Applied Social Sciences. The university also offers a doctoral degree in library and information science. In the 2018 issue of America’s Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dominican University in the top 20 of Midwest master’s level universities. The magazine also ranked Dominican as a “Great School at a Great Price.”