International Visiting Scholars
The International Visiting Scholars series is a cross-cultural initiative designed to promote global understanding and literacy and an international educational experience for faculty, learners, and administrators at Wheelock and beyond. During their stay, the College invites the Visiting Scholars to present a lecture on a topic related to their expertise.
Spring 2013 Visiting Scholars
February 25 - March 1: Sharon Katz
Sharon Katz was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. As a young teen, Sharon would sneak out into the "Black only" townships to play music. This was only the beginning of her life-long mission to use music as a force to break down the country's racial barriers. She has since been traveling across the world spreading her vision of peace through her music to schools, colleges, and communities to help promote multicultural experiences and to end violence. She is hosted by Professor Leland Clark.
Join us for a free public lecture and discussion session with Sharon Katz.
Lecture Topic: "Peace Education through Music and Arts"
When: Feb. 28, 2013, 4 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, Room 302
April 1 - April 20: Alexandra Lloyd
Alexandra Lloyd is currently a lecturer in German at Oxford University. Professor Lloyd's main research interests include cultural memories of Fascism, and representations of childhood. Her D.Phil. thesis (Wadham College, 2011) examined depictions of childhood under Nazism within post-1990 German culture. She is hosted by Dr. Petra Hesse and Dr. Debbie Samuels-Peretz.
Join us for a free public lecture and discussion session with Alexandra Lloyd.
Lecture Topic: "Narrating Childhood in the Third Reich: The Function of Fairy Tales"
When: April 9, 2013, 4 p.m.
Previous Visiting Scholars
Dr. Özge Hacıfazlıoğlu
Assistant Professor of Education, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
Hosted by Professor Stephanie Cox Suarez
Dr. Maria Francisca del Rio
Associate Professor of Education, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile
Hosted by Professor Eleonora Villegas-Reimers
Dr. Adélaïde Fassinou-Allagbada
Author and Professor of Literature, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin
Hosted by Professor Joyce Hope Scott
Ann Grimsrud, co-founder of a national program dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in Norwegian communities. Ms. Grimsrud has also has worked at the World Bank, in various positions for the Norwegian government, and as an independent consultant.
Dr. Chitra Shegar, assistant professor in the English Language and Literature Department at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Dr. Shegar's expertise lies in literacy instruction and language acquisition and teaching reading and writing to children.
Dr. Auma Obama, a technical advisor at Care International. Dr. Obama has extensive knowledge of programs that have shown success in using sport as an intervention to decrease child marriage, sexual crimes against women, HIV/AIDS prevention, as well as using sport to enhance girls self-esteem.