Lecture: Anthropologist Juliana Flinn on Mother Mary in Micronesia

Monday, November 11, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
SMITH Rehm Lib
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Lecture - Speaker
Danielle Kane
McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture

Juliana Flinn, professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, has done extensive field work on the remote Pacific island of Pollap, an outer island of Chuuk, in the Federated States of Micronesia. Flinn describes how gender roles among Pollapese Catholics are inspired by a strong image of Mary. There, Mary is seen first as a mother, breadwinner, and protector. 

Flinn is author of "Mary, the Devil and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society" (University of Hawaii Press, 2010).

Her talk is part of the McFarland Center’s initiative on Catholics & Cultures

Categories: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

Categories: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

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