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November 10, 2014

Lou Douglas Lecture Series to discuss 'Monetizing the Student' Nov. 11

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Marc Bousquet, associate professor of English at Emory University

Marc Bousquet, associate professor of English at Emory University, will present "Monetizing the Student" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

Bousquet's lecture is part of the fall 2014 Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues at Kansas State University. The lecture series is sponsored by UFM Community Learning Center

Bousquet's research interests include the relationship between schooling and participatory culture, particularly in regards to technology. He writes and speaks about digital pedagogy, writing studies and participatory culture. He is the author of "How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation" and a contributing writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the coeditor of "The Politics of Information: The Electronic Mediation of Social Change" and "Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers." He also founded Workplace, a journal of academic labor, and is a member of the editorial board for the American Association of University Professionals journal, Academe.

An extended question-and-answer period and book signing will follow the lecture.

The Lou Douglas Lecture Series is dedicated to Douglas, who was a distinguished professor of political science at Kansas State University from 1949 until 1977. Widely known for his power to inspire students, faculty, staff and citizens to instigate change, Douglas was one of the founders of UFM Community Learning Center. After his death in 1979, UFM began the lecture series to honor him.

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