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Abra to present Mississippi Humanities Lecture March 19

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The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) Teacher of the Year nominee, Assistant Professor of History Dr. Allison Abra, will present the MHC lecture “Overlooked No More: Women’s History in the Classroom and Beyond” Tuesday, March 19 at 5 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108 on the Hattiesburg campus. Held also in conjunction with Women's History Month events at USM, admission to this event is free.

The MHC will host a ceremony in Jackson in April, along with the nominees from Mississippi's other state institutions of higher learning, when the overall recipient of its Teacher of the Year award is announced.

Dr. Abra is a native of Winnipeg, Canada, and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan before joining the USM faculty in 2012. Her areas of expertise include modern British history, and the histories of popular culture, women and gender, and war and society. She is the author of Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50.

The MHC honors outstanding humanities instructors annually from colleges and universities in Mississippi through its Humanities Teachers Awards, which celebrate these educators and promote continued interest in the humanities. With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the MHC sponsors, supports and conducts a wide range of programs designed to promote understanding of our cultural heritage, interpret our own experience, foster critical thinking, encourage reasonable public discourse, and strengthen our sense of community.

For more information about Dr. Abra and her work at USM, visit https://www.usm.edu/history/faculty/allison-abra.