Lisa Hanasono is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Bowling Green State University. Her research examines how people communicate and cope with prejudice and discrimination. Specifically, she studies how people engage in hate speech, bullying, and microagressions on social media and face-to-face interactions.
In her NWU lecture, "Taking a Stand Against Hate," Hanasono will explain how allies and advocates can use communication to effectively reduce others' prejudice and biased behaviors. In addition to highlighting recent research findings, she will present multiple strategies to empower individuals, organizations, and communities to prevent and respond to discrimination.
Her lecture will be held in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.
This lecture is sponsored by the Lambda Pi Eta Honorary and the Wesleyan Communication Association. It is free and open to the public.