Sustainable Long Island’s Board Member and Director of the Social Science Research Institute at Farmingdale State College, Dr. Miriam K. Deitsch, Pd.D., will be presenting The Second Annual Native American Symposium: “Constructing Native American History on Long Island and Abroad.” The event is scheduled to take place on Friday October 28, 2016 at the Farmingdale State College, Roosevelt Hall Little Theater from 1:00 – 3:30pm.
This event will include presentations and public dialogue on the politics and challenges of constructing Native American history with interested members of the public, students, and scholars. This year’s program will continue the great discussions between speakers and the general public that were begun at last year’s First Annual Native American Symposium. The scope will also be broadened to include new, active research under the direction of Farmingdale State College anthropologists, Dr. Allison Manfra McGovern and Dr. Anjana Mebane-Cruz.
Dr. Miriam Deitsch has been a member of the Farmingdale State College Community since 1977. She is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor. Earning her Ph.D. from New York University, she has served the campus for thirty-four years in many capacities, currently as Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and as Director of the Social Science Research Center, which Dr. Deitsch founded in 2004, and presently known as the Social Science Research Institute. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sustainable Long Island, the College of Advisors of Erase Racism, and the Advisory Board of the Long Island Educational Opportunity Center, where she was honored for exemplary service at its recognition ceremony. Service to others and improvement of the human condition form the basis of Dr. Deitsch’s personal philosophy.
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To register for The Second Annual Native American Symposium: “Constructing Native American History on Long Island and Abroad”, please visit https://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/centers-institutes/social-science-research-institute/2016_second_native_american_symposium.shtml