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Unpack Symbols of the Capitol Insurrection via Albright College

by Albright College

Unpack Symbols of the Capitol Insurrection via Albright College

Albright College will host a virtual lecture on “Symbols of the Insurrection,” Thur., April 15, 4-5:30 p.m., on Zoom. Pre-register here.

Armed Americans carried many different flags, blared on horns and wore distinct insignia as they stormed the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6. Maite Barragan, Ph. D., assistant professor of art history, and Jennifer Koosed, Ph. D., professor of religious studies, will analyze and unpack the meanings of the day’s many symbols.

Barragan’s areas of research include modern periodical culture, propaganda and protest art. She earned a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree from Compultense University of Madrid and a completed a doctorate at Temple University.

Koosed’s areas of expertise include gender and sexuality, literary theory and Bible and popular culture. She holds a diploma in Jewish studies from Oxford University, a Master of Theological Studies degree and a doctorate from Vanderbilt University.

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Located in Reading, Pa., Albright enrolls more than 1,800 full-time undergraduates and 700 adult learners and graduate students.