Women and WWII topic of lecture

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Eureka College assistant professor of history Erika Quinn will present “Enmeshed in Their Own Pain: Women, Uncertainty and Death during World War II” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College.

A reception will follow.

The free, public presentation will explore the means through which widows and other women mourned their losses during World War II.

It also will question long-held assertions about postwar German society.

 Quinn joined the Eureka College faculty in 2010.

She has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a doctorate from the University of California, Davis.

She formerly taught in the California State University and University of California systems.

The presentation is the first of four Clarence R. Noe Dean’s Lectures by Eureka College faculty members this academic year.

Others will be “Synthesis of Some New Anticancer Agents” by assistant professor of organic chemistry Alice Zhao on Oct. 16, “Transformations in Higher Education” by sociology professor William Staudenmeier on Jan. 31 and “How Does Your Harmony Function?” by associate professor of music Pam Bates on March 7.

For more information, call the Eureka College provost’s office at 467-6301.