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Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar to present lecture at UMW

Philip J. Deloria, a 2013-2014 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, will visit the University of Mary Washington to present a public lecture called “American Indians in the American Popular Imagination” Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411.

Deloria’s lecture  is presented through the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program and will be featured as part of UMW’s Native American Cultural Celebration, taking place Nov. 18-22, according to a university release.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Deloria also will speak with students and faculty in a range of American studies and history courses and meet with Phi Beta Kappa members while he is on-campus.

According to the release, Deloria is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan and has joint appointment in the departments of history and American culture. He is currently the associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. He is the author of two prize-winning books, “Playing Indian” and “Indians in Unexpected Places.”



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