The Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice will host a lecture by Romance Languages and Literatures Professor Mustapha Masrour entitled, “Interculturality: Bridging the Divide,” on Wednesday, April 4 from 11:15AM-12:40PM in the Guthart Cultural Center Theater located on the first floor of the Axinn Library, South Campus.
The lecture will explore the academic, professional and personal life experiences within Hofstra’s diverse community and discuss the ways in which we can increase connection between international and domestic students on campus.
“My goal with this lecture is to improve intercultural relationships among students and faculty from different nations in and beyond the classroom. In our global society, it’s of the utmost importance that we work to achieve understanding of each other and our communities.”
Prof. Masrour was one of two recipients of the first Faculty Summer Research Grant offered by the Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice in 2017. This new grant seeks proposals annually from faculty members for research projects in any discipline that use “race” as a central category of analysis, as well as enrich the academic curriculum at Hofstra. “Interculturality: Bridging the Divide” is the result of Prof. Masrour’s grant research.
“Interculturality: Bridging the Divide” follows a lecture by grant co-recipient Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations Professor Kristal Zook entitled, “Who Are You? Mixed Emotions: The Multiracial Student Experience,” as part of Hofstra’s Civil Rights Day celebration this past February.
Prof. Masrour’s lecture comes on the anniversary of death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and serves to commemorate his legacy of advocacy for harmony between all cultures.