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Far Away Places series presents author of ‘Radio and the Gendered Soundscape’

The next Far Away Places speaker is Christine Ehrick, associate professor of History at the University Louisville, who will be talking about her book Radio and the Gendered Soundscape: Women and Broadcasting in Argentina and Uruguay, 1930-1950. Her program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 20) at Barnes & Noble (1680 Campbell Lane).

ehrickflyerRadio and the Gendered Soundscape: Women and Broadcasting in Argentina and Uruguay, 1930-1950 is her newest book, published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. In it, she describes the history of women’s voices on the radio in two of South America’s most important early radio markets. It’s a groundbreaking study in the historiography of Latin American radio and sheds light on neglected figures like Silvia Guerrico and Nené Cascallar while providing an innovative reconsideration of Eva Peron’s radio career.

Ehrick is a native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, who attended college at University of California, San Diego before receiving her master’s and PhD from UCLA.  She conducted extensive field work in Uruguay under an Institute for International Education Fulbright Fellowship.

Sponsored by WKU Libraries and Friends of WKU Libraries, this event is free and open to the public. For information about the program, contact Brian Coutts at (270) 745-6121.

Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (270) 991-7585 or jennifer.wilson@wku.edu

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