Bod Brief: Guest professor to give lecture on gender, race

Staff Report

Mia Bay, the Ruth Garvey Coechner Fink Visiting Professor, will be giving a lecture about Ida B. Wells. The talk – titled “If Iola were a Man”: Gender, Jim Crow and Public Protest in the Work of Ida B. Wells – will discuss how Wells’ work affected women. Bay, professor in the history department and director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity at Rutgers University, has established herself as an authority on issues of gender and race and is in the process of writing a book about the social aspect of segregation on different modes of transit. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Kansas Room, located on the upper level of Memorial Union.