Pockrass Lecture to address global lifestyles on TV

A leading media scholar will address television portrayals of different cultures when she presents the Robert M. Pockrass Memorial Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, in Foster Auditorium of Paterno Library on the University Park campus at Penn State.

Divya McMillin, professor of global media studies and director of global honors at the University of Washington Tacoma, will present “Curing Taste: Lifestyle Television and the Globalizing Subject.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

McMillin is a professor of global media studies and director of global honors at the University of Washington Tacoma. She is the author of “International Media Studies” and “Mediated Identities: Youth, Agency, and Globalization,” which draw from postcolonial theory to critique international scholarship and to empirically examine youth cultures within globalizing economies, respectively.

Her fieldwork and critical analyses of how globalization is experienced in various part of the world, particularly India, have been widely published. In 2012, she earned the Distinguished Research Award, the highest faculty award for scholarship at the University of Washington Tacoma.

The Pockrass Lecture was named for the late Professor Robert M. Pockrass, a member of the Penn State journalism faculty from 1948 to 1977. He specialized in public opinion and popular culture, served as the graduate officer and taught radio news writing.

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Last Updated April 24, 2013