Brown professor to discuss historical interaction between Asia, Americas

Brown professor to discuss historical interaction between Asia, Americas
November 2, 2010

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

Hu-dehart 2Lisle, Illinois ~ Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Ph.D., professor of History and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, will present a lecture at Benedictine University at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18 in the Tellabs Lecture Hall (Birck Hall of Science, Room 112).

Hu-DeHart, whose scholarly work has focused on the history of the transpacific interaction between Asia and the Americas, will present "Asia in the Americas, the Americas in Asia: An Approach to Global History."

Hu-DeHart joined Brown from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies and director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America. She has also taught at the City University of New York system, New York University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Arizona and University of Michigan.

Hu-DeHart, who is able to work in multiple languages including English, Chinese, Spanish, French and Portuguese, has lectured at universities and research institutes in Mexico, Peru, Cuba, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Wilson Chen, Associate Professor and Assistant to the Provost for International Affairs, by e-mail at wchen@ben.edu.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (eighth in Illinois) for Master’s Universities, 11th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and as a Top School for International Students, Freshmen Retention and Graduation Rate for 2010 by U.S. News & World Report.