Dr. Reilly’s research interest is in the study of the visual artifacts of ancient civilizations as valuable works of art in themselves, not just as documentary evidence of the past. His chief areas of interest include the art and symbols of the ancient Olmec (1200-400 BC), and Classic Maya (AD 200-900) cultures. His current interests include the prehistoric Mississippian Period of the Southeast. The introduction will be made by Vin Steponaitis, professor of Anthropology, and director of Research Labs of Archaeology, UNC.
Kent Reilly is Director, Center for the Study of Arts and Symbolism of Ancient America, and professor in the Anthropology Department at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
Dr. Corbie-Smith is co-director of the Program on Health Disparities at the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Among other projects, she is principal investigator of Project GRACE, a community- based participatory research partnership that is developing culturally sensitive and sustainable interventions to prevent HIV in rural African American communities in eastern North Carolina. She is director of the Minority Recruitment Core of the Carolina-Shaw Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities. A nationally recognized scholar, she has been honored for her accomplishments with the Leadership in Health Disparities Research award from the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities and at UNC with the James E. Bryan Award for Public Service among others.
Introduction by Gail E. Henderson, PhD, Chair, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Hutchins Lectures Spring 2012
The Center for the Study of the American South brings scholars from across the nation to UNC-Chapel Hill for its Hutchins Lectures Series on southern arts and letters.
The Hutchins Lectures are generously funded by the Hutchins Family Foundation with in-kind support from the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence.
For information about the Center, including past Hutchins Lectures, please visit uncsouth.org.