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Provost's Lecture Series


The Provost’s Lecture Series is an opportunity for UHV and Victoria to explore and discuss topics of vital importance to diverse, healthy societies as we engage with nationally renowned researchers and scholars. We began our series in the spring 2013 semester with a lecture by Dr. Wesley Hogan who enlightened many of us about Casey Hayden, a woman with Victoria roots who figured prominently in both civil rights and feminist causes. Dr. Hogan was followed by Douglas Foster who gave us an intimate analysis of post-apartheid South Africa after having spent several years in that country getting to know the powerful and the powerless. The Provost’s Lecture Series is concerned broadly with questions of social justice, and we look forward to hosting speakers that engage and educate us about the challenges we all face as we seek to put our democratic ideals into practice.

October 19, 2015
12:00 p.m.
University North – Multi-Purpose Room (Room #114)
Reception following

Dr. Sandra Spencer will be presenting:
“Human Trafficking in Texas”

Dr. Sandra Spencer is a professor and the Director of the Women and Gender Studies at University of North Texas.

Sandi Spencer

Sandra Spencer has served as director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UNT since 2002.  Her scholarly interests focus on gender aspects of globalization, women’s role in peacemaking, human trafficking globally and locally, and feminist activity in the Middle East and North Africa.  In her 18 years as a faculty member at UNT, Dr. Spencer has led 7 groups of students on Study Abroad ventures to England, Scotland, and Tunisia.  She is an active member of the National Women’s Studies Association, the Denton branch of the American Association of University Women, and Peacemakers Inc.   She also serves on the UNT boards of the Castleberry Peace Institute and the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative.    

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