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Indiana University faculty member to speak at ‘Defining America’ event

As part of Western Carolina University’s campus learning theme “Defining America,” Indiana University associate professor of recreation, park and tourism studies Rasul Mowatt will be a guest speaker at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the A.K. Hinds University Center theater.

Rasul Mowatt

The event is part of the College of Education and Allied Profession Spring 2019 Speaker’s Series and is co-sponsored by the WCU campus theme committee and Last Minute Productions.

Mowatt’s talk is titled “City By Design: How the Seeds of Racial and Ethnic Division Are Integrated into Neighborhoods, Parks and Schools.”

His teaching, research and service is centered on critiquing society for the issues that are prevalent and impacting the social well-being of people. His work on analyzing lynching photography for examples of violence as a form of leisure has been published in a special issue of “American Behavior Scientist” and in the collaborative release of “Globalizing Cultural Studies.”

For more information, contact Yancey Gulley or Brandi Hinnant-Crawford of the College of Education and Allied Professions at


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