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Deborah Wong, an ethnomusicologist and professor from the University of California, Riverside, is the next speaker in the UT Humanities Center’s 2018-19 Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture Series.

Deborah Wong
Deborah Wong

She will look at how Asian American women are creating social change through their art in a talk titled “Change is Coming: Asian American Arts Activism and Engaged Ethnomusicology.” The lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, October 15, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium in Hodges Library.

The Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture Series brings prolific scholars from various academic fields to the UT campus. Here’s the speaker lineup for the remainder of the fall semester:


  • October 25, 2018—Kimberly Bowes, 3 p.m., Lindsay Young Auditorium: “The Roman 90 Percent: The Rural Poor in the Roman World.” Bowes is an associate professor of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania as well as an archaeologist specializing in late antique religions, domestic architecture, and Roman economics. Her lecture will focus on the Roman empire from the perspective of its poor majority.
  • November 5, 2018—Lothar von Falkenhausen, 4 p.m., Lindsay Young Auditorium: “The First Emperor’s Terracotta Army.” Falkenhausen, a professor of Chinese archaeology and art history at the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss recent archaeological finds which shed light on Imperial China’s outside cultural influences.