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SoVA Professor Steven Rubin to Speak on Fulbright Experience in India

Steven Rubin, assistant professor of art, will give a lecture, “Borderline Existence: Burmese Chin in Mizoram State, India,” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, in Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, as part of the Fulbright Speaker Series. He was a 2012–13 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in northeast India, where he documented the precarious conditions of Burmese Chin refugees living in Mizoram State.

Rubin worked for more than 20 years as a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer, traveling on assignment in Iraq, Rwanda, Kosovo, Pakistan, Thailand, Chile, Cuba, throughout Central America and across the United States. His photographs have been published in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, and The Village Voice, as well as international publications. His work has been exhibited across the United States and featured at the International Festival Visa pour L’Image in Perpignan, France.

Rubin’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Fulbright Association and the University Libraries.

For a 2012 article on Rubin’s work in Mizoram State, click here.

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