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Roots, Branches, and Trees: Hispanic Genealogy
The Nova Southeastern University Center for the Humanities presents a presentation and workshop on family tree research strategies for the Hispanic community, featuring NSU faculty and genealogy expert Drs. Jim Doan and Emily Schmitt, and Genie Milgrom, a Hispanic-Judaic genealogy expert and author. This event is part of the Center’s 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month series of programming: “Generaciones: Cycles of Life.” The series celebrates the importance of family and the way that the joys and sorrows of life’s transitions generate new growth.
James Doan received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a Professor in the Department of Humanities and Politics in the Halmos College of Arts and Social Sciences at NSU. Since 1988, he has taught courses in literature, the arts, folklore, mythology and world religions, as well as courses in the Farquhar Honors College, including Genetics and Genealogy with Prof. Emily Schmitt Lavin.
Emily Schmitt Lavin, earned her Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Miami. She holds the rank of Professor at NSU and serves as the Biology Department Chair in the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography at NSU. Her areas of research include gene expression in yeast exposed to toxins, innovations in science education, genetics and genealogy, fish identification and survey techniques, ecology and behavior, and coral reef ecology and conservation.
Genie Milgrom is a noted author and expert on Hispanic genealogy and Crypto-Judaism. She authored the book My 15 Grandmothers, is the past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami, and was awarded the State of Florida Genealogy Award for her outstanding achievements in the pioneer work she has done in genealogy.
The event will be held in the Cotilla Gallery, on the second floor of the Alvin Sherman Library. This free program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia in partnership with Nova Southeastern University.
Date/time: September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Presented By:James Doan, Ph.D., Professor with the Department of Humanities and Politics, Nova Southeastern University; Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D., Biology Department Chair, Nova Southeastern University; Genie Milgrom, author and expert on Hispanic genealogy and Crypto-Judaism