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CAS department presents "The Project on Race in Political Communication"

Penn State Berks Communication Arts and Sciences department will host The Project on Race in Political Communication on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is made possible through the Beaver Endowment for Guest Lecturers, and the presentation is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Communications Arts and Sciences program, The Project on Race in Political Communication will give a presentation titled “The Power of Stereotypes: Race-based Communication in the 2012 Campaign.” Dr. Charlton McIlwain, associate professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University, and Dr. Stephen Caliendo, professor of political science at North Central College, will discuss the role that stereotypes and race-based communication plays in the 2012 campaign.

McIlwain and Caliendo are authors of numerous journal articles, and have most recently been recognized for their joint publications, “The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity” and “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns,” which was recently honored by the American Library Association as one of the ‘Best of the Best from University Presses,’ and was also awarded the Ralph Bunch Award, in recognition of the best book published in the United States during the previous year that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism.

For more information, contact Dr. E. Michele Ramsey, associate professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Women’s Studies, at EMR10@psu.edu.

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