WHAT: Media and Islam Presentation: CUA Professor to Discuss Documentary and Guantanamobile Project
WHEN: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8
WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Life Cycle Institute Auditorium
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
DETAILS: Lisa Lynch, assistant professor of media studies, will give the third presentation in CUA’s three-part series on “Media and Islam.” During her talk, titled “Chronicles of a Potemkin Village: Media and Public Perceptions of Guantanamo,” Lynch will show clips of a documentary that’s part of her ongoing Guantanamobile Project. For the project, Lynch and Elena Razlogova, a postdoctoral fellow at George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media, started traveling around the country in a media-equipped van last July, interviewing Americans about the U.S. detention of alleged terrorists at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The documentary captures how Americans negotiate with an issue as controversial as Guantanamo.
The CUA series “Media and Islam” examines the perceptions of Islam by the U.S. public and the U.S. media. The March 8 talk is free and open to the public.
SPONSORS: Department of Media Studies
Department of Anthropology
School of Arts and Sciences
MEDIA: To cover the event, contact Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.
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