Social Sciences Upcoming Events

Guest Speaker: Dr. Nathan Wilson, Acting Asst. Deputy Director of the FTC

Thu, Oct 24, 2019
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Broun Hall 238

On Thursday, October 24, from 3:30-4:45 p.m., Dr. Nathan Wilson, Acting Asst. Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission, will speak in 238 Broun Hall (where the Senate meets).  Dr. Wilson will discuss current issues in antitrust and regulation, and the work of the FTC. This event is free and open to all. Students in economics, political science, and business are particularly encouraged to attend. There will be opportunity for audience questions. Here is Dr. Wilson’s link:

For more information, contact Randy Beard at or 334-844-2918.

Women's Studies Guest Speaker - Dr. Joan R. Harrell

Tue, Nov 5, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Haley Center 3166

featuring Dr. Joan R. Harrell from the AU School of Communication and Journalism

"The Untold Syphilis Study Narrative: The Power and Death of Nurse Eunice Rivers Laurie"

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Arianne Gaetano at

The Aphra Behn and Frances Burney Societies Biennial Meeting Plenary Speaker

Fri, Nov 8, 2019
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Mell Classroom Building 2510

featuring Dr. Sarah Werner "Teaching Like a Feminist Bibliographer"

Sarah Werner is the author of Studying Early Printed Books 1450‑1800: A Practical Guide (Wiley 2019) and the companion site She has written numerous articles on book history, digital tools, and library outreach, including “Book History and Digital Scholarship” (with Matthew Kirschenbaum) in Book History and “Toward a Feminist Practice of Bibliography” (forthcoming from Print History). Werner’s earlier scholarship focused on Shakespeare and modern performance, and her book Shakespeare and Feminist Performance: Ideology on Stage (Routledge 2001) is still taught and cited by scholars. She worked at the Folger Shakespeare Library for nearly a decade as the undergraduate program director and digital media strategist, and is now a consultant working with special collections libraries to encourage teaching and collaboration with students and faculty using rare materials.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Emily Friedman at