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Social work professor to give Sankofa Lecture at Longwood

February 25, 2008

Dr. Lynn Nybell,

Dr. Lynn Nybell, professor of social work at Eastern Michigan University, will speak Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Orr Auditorium (Hull 132) on “Reaching Back, Looking Forward: Constructing Childhood and Youth in the 21st Century.”

Dr. Nybell’s teaching and research interests include the social construction of childhood in social work policy and practice; the changing nature of social work and employment and its effects on workers; and race, gender and class in social work practice. She has presented her research nationally and internationally, and her writings include numerous articles, book chapters and books. Her latest book, Childhood, Youth and Social Work in Transformation, will be published in 2009.

The talk is part of the Sankofa Lecture Series, established by Dr. Deneese Jones, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, as a forum to discuss diverse ideas in the education field today.