Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Susan Faludi to speak at UNI

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Susan Faludi, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will give a lecture titled "In the Darkroom of Identity" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Kamerick Art Center auditorium at the University of Northern Iowa.

According to her biography on the Henry Holt and Company website, Faludi is the author of the bestselling book, "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. Her most recent book, titled "In the Darkroom," is a memoir of her transgender father and a meditation on identity in its many forms. This book won the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Nation.

Faludi will be the fifth speaker in the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences and the Department of Communication Studies. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Gayle Pohl, associated professor of communications studies, at 319-273-6308 or gayle.pohl@uni.edu, or Melissa Beall, professor of communication studies, at 319-273-2992 or melissa.beall@uni.edu.


Gayle Pohl, associate professor, communication studies, 319-273-6308, gayle.pohl@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273- 2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu