PDSS Returns to In-Person Events March 21 with Dr. Lisa A. Flores

Dr. Lisa A. Flores

 The President’s Distinguished Speaker Series (PDSS) at Wabash College is pleased to present Dr. Lisa A. Flores at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, in the Salter Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center.

The presentation, “Toward a More Equitable, Inclusive, and Diverse Institution: Our Everyday Work,” is open to the public. Tickets are free and can be reserved through the Fine Arts Center Box Office.

Flores is a professor in the department of communication and associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Media, Communication, and Information at the University of Colorado.

Her research and teaching interests lie in rhetoric, critical race studies, and gender/queer studies. Flores’ current work explores the spatiotemporalities of rhetorical race making, asking how we consider the simultaneity of mobility, containment, space, and temporality.

Flores is the recipient of numerous awards, including three book prizes for “Deportable and Disposable: Public Rhetoric and the Making of Mexican ‘Illegality,’” (Penn State UP, 2020), the Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award and the inaugural IDEA Award from the National Communication Association. Her new project, “Static Mobilities: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Containment,” examines what it means to think race at the intersections of mobility and stoppage.

An advocate of service, Flores is co-chair of the CU Boulder IDEA Council, past president of the Western States Communication Association and the Organization for Research on Women and Communication, and a current member of both the Board of Directors of the Rhetoric Society of America and the Executive Committee of the National Communication Association.

The President’s Distinguished Speaker Series was established in 2017 through the generosity of donors to the Giant Steps Campaign, the largest comprehensive campaign in Wabash College history.

In keeping with the College’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies, face masks are required during the event.