Dr. Nancy D. Wadsworth, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Denver, will be the featured speaker at the Dr. Max Pickerill Lecture Series hosted by Colby Community College on Tuesday, April 5. The Lecture Series  

Lecture Series Features Nancy Wadsworth

Mon Mar 28, 2016 at 04:23 PM

Dr. Nancy D. Wadsworth, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Denver, will be the featured speaker at the Dr. Max Pickerill Lecture Series hosted by Colby Community College on Tuesday, April 5. The Lecture Series begins at 7 p.m. in Thomas Hall, room 407, on the CCC campus. The presentation was originally scheduled for Feb. 2 but was postponed because of inclement weather.

Wadsworth’s research emphasizes race, religion, political thought, American political culture, and political ethnography. The title of her April 5 presentation is “Dinner topics to (Stop) Avoid(ing): Race, Religion, and American Politics These Days.”

She is the author of “Ambivalent Miracles: Evangelicals and the Politics of Racial Healing,” and co-editor of “Faith and Race in American Political Life.” Both works are published by the University of Virginia Press.

In 2013-14 Wadsworth chaired the DU John Evans Study Committee, which issued a report in 2014 on the role of DU’s founder in the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864.

Wadsworth earned her doctorate from the New School for Social Research in New York (2001) and was a Carnegie Mellon Postdoctoral Researcher at Cornell University in 2003.

There is no charge to attend the presentation. The Max Pickerill Lecture Series is funded annually by anonymous donors. For more information contact Dr. Linda Davis-Stephens at (785) 460-5528.