Jyoti Grewal to speak at Luther College Oct. 13-14

'Public Performances of Violence' presentation speaks to sexual violence against women in North India

Violence, in its many forms, has remained constant throughout history. Activists, educators, and leaders have sought to end violence through raising awareness. The Luther College campus welcomes the return of former Luther professor Jyoti Grewal, Ph.D., for a guest lecture to aide in the education and exposure of violence around the world.

Hosted by the Women and Gender Studies department, Grewal's "Public Performances of Violence: Problematizing Analyses of Sexual Violence Against Women in North India" will take place at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the Olin Building Room 102.

Grewal will also hold a discussion group with the theme "women and leadership" at a brown bag lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union.

Both the lecture and discussion group are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Jyoti Grewal received a Ph.D. from the University of Stony Brook, New York, and is currently the Dean of University College, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. Grewal is actively involved in women's issues in the United States and South Asia. Describing herself as an "organic intellectual," she believes strongly in female empowerment.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,400, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the bachelor of arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.

Dr. Jyoti Grewal