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Rutgers University Fulbright Fellow to speak at New Mexico State

Native American gender issues will be the focus of a public lecture by Gunlog Fur, a history professor at Vaxjo University in Sweden, at 3 p.m. Friday, May 3, in New Mexico State University's Breland Hall, Room 182.


resentation is titled "Some Women are Wiser than Some Men: Gender and Native American Studies." The lecture will be a discussion of issues of gender in Native American history using some examples from the Delaware Indians. Fur said she looks at the importance of applying gender analysis when looking at texts and translations, religion and spiritual responsibilities, and sexuality and bodies.

Fur, a Fulbright Fellow at Rutgers University, teaches courses in historical theory, ethnohistory and modern American history. Her research focuses on colonial encounters and confrontations between Europeans and native populations, especially North American Indians and Saami. Fur's doctoral dissertation at the University of Oklahoma dealt with Swedes' contacts and conflicts with Lenape Indians in New Sweden and with Saami in Lapland in the 17th century.

Her lecture is sponsored by New Mexico State's History Department and Public History Program and the Fulbright Commission.

For more information about the lecture, call Jon Hunner, director of the Public History Program, at (505) 646-2490.

Julie M. Hughes
April 24, 2002