The Rivers Within Us: Journeys Across Intersectional Identities

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021

Jordan Salama 19 HeadshotOn Tuesday December 7th, at 4:30pm in Campus Club, Professor Christina Lee of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese will host a conversation with writer and journalist Jordan Salama '19 to discuss stories of journeys that cross cultures, borders, and identities in the Americas and beyond. An American writer of Argentine, Syrian, and Iraqi Jewish descent, Salama regularly produces essays and stories for publications such as National Geographic, the New York Times, and Scientific American. His reporting has taken him as far as the steppes of Kazakhstan and as near as Queens, New York, and his first book, Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena, was named a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Title of 2021 and chronicles a journey along Colombia's greatest waterway.


Professor Lee was born in South KChristina Lee Headshotorea and raised in Argentina. She teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in her department and is the author of several books, most recently Saints of Resistance: Devotions in the Philippines under Early Spanish Rule. Join Jordan Salama and Christina Lee for an engaging discussion about writing, interviewing, and traveling in order to share empathetic and inclusive stories about identity.

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