Robert Jensen at DePaul University, May 3

Posted by Mitchell - April 27, 2007 (entry 537)

Dear Colleagues:

I am extremely pleased to announce that Professor Robert Jensen, Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will be speaking in DePaul's Lincoln Park Student Center (Room 314 A/B) next Thursday (May 3rd) at 7 p.m. Jensen's talk is entitled "Defending Academic Freedom in Reactionary Times: Assessing to the Threat, Responding to the Challenge."

Jensen is a First Amendment scholar who specializes in exposing media censorship, frequently focusing on how market constraints often condition journalists to avoid difficult stories that are of public interest. In addition, he has written extensively on race, pornography, and sexual violence. Some of his recent books include Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Reclaiming Our Humanity and The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting, Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005). His forthcoming book is entitled Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End, 2007). His academic website is available at:

I hope you will consider attending Jensen's lecture next Thursday evening.

Best wishes, Matthew Abraham (DePaul University)

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