Two members of the Colleges’ community will be featured by the Geneva League of Women Voters during the organization’s annual buffet on Thursday, June 20. Alejandra Molina, director of the office of intercultural affairs and assistant professor of Spanish, has been chosen to receive the Agnes Slosson Lewis Award at the event. Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman was invited to be the keynote speaker.
The Agnes Slosson Lewis Award, given in honor of one of the founders of the Geneva and New York State Leagues, recognizes women for outstanding contributions to and participation in civic affairs.
Molina joined the HWS faculty in 1995. Along with directing Intercultural Affairs, she also previously led the campus’ Committee on Inclusive Excellence. She received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. in Spanish American Colonial Literature at Cornell University. Molina works with agencies to provide local migrant workers with community services and her students have assisted with programs organized by the Geneva Community Health Clinic and the Salvation Army. She also serves on several local boards.
Deutchman’s talk will consider the insights that gender may offer to our understanding of the current gridlock in Congress. She holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University in political science and economics. She is a professor of 20 plus years who has worked on two continents (Australia and North America). In addition, Deutchman has a long list of publications in major journals, the latest of which are “Electoral Challenges of Moderate Factions: Main Streeters and Blue Dogs, 1994- 2008,” The Forum, Vol. 8: Iss2, Article 2 (2010) (with DeWayne Lucas); “Five Factions, Two Parties: Caucus Membership in the House of Representatives, 1994- 2002,” Congress and the Presidency, 36:62-84, 2009 (with colleague DeWayne Lucas); and “Fundamentalist Christians, Raunch Culture and Post-industrial Capitalism,” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Summer 2008.
The dinner will take place at the Lochland School, 1065 Lochland Road, Geneva. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner, catered by Red Dove, will begin at 6 p.m. For more information call Dawn Kelley at 315-729-0249 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.