Ida Susser, professor of anthropology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center City University of New York will give this year’s Leo Srole Urban Studies Lecture, the sixteenth in the series, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 in the Geneva Room. She is the author of “Wounded Cities: Destruction and Reconstruction in a Globalized World.”
Susser’s lecture is titled: “Magical Urbanism and Rural Resistance: the Cultural Context of AIDS in Southern Africa. The event will be held in honor of Professor Judith-Maria Buechler, a founding member of the Urban Studies Program at HWS, who retired from the department of Anthropology and Sociology last year.
Srole (1908-1993), professor of sociology at HWS, graduated from Harvard in 1933 and received his Ph.D. from University of Chicago in 1940. An internationally known urban sociologist who taught in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology before the Second World War, Srole is remembered as one of the Colleges’ most distinguished faculty of the last century.
The lecture series established in his honor is charged with bringing ground-breaking urban thinkers to the HWS campus to explore the issues and concerns to which Srole dedicated his life.