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Women’s studies director to deliver 13th annual Coley Lecture

Chris Cuomo (above), director of UGA’s Institute for Women’s Studies and professor of ­philosophy and women’s studies, will give the 13th annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture April 13 at 12:30 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art. Her lecture is entitled “Religion and the Right to be Gay.”

Cuomo’s research focuses on ethics, feminist philosophies, race, sexuality, environmental ethics and art. Along with the work on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights that she will be presenting in the Coley lecture, Cuomo’s other current research involves indigenous knowledge concerning climate change in northern Alaska.

The Andrea Carson Coley Lecture in Women’s Studies was endowed through a donation made by Andrew and Kathy Coley in memory of their daughter Andrea Carson Coley (1972–1993), a certificate candidate in women’s studies. Each spring, the lecture brings to campus scholars doing cutting-edge research in lesbian and gay studies.

A reception honoring the Coley family will precede the lecture at 11:30 a.m. in the GMOA lobby.