‘The Burden of Blood: Holocaust, Race & Trauma’: Author David Treuer to Speak at Stockton March 27

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Galloway, N.J. - Acclaimed author and educator David Treuer, son of a Holocaust survivor and a Native American, will speak on “The Burden of Blood: Holocaust, Race and Trauma,” in the Paul Lyons Memorial Lecture at Stockton University on Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Theatre.

Treuer is an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the 1996 Minnesota Book Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Bush Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation. He divides his time between his home on the Leech Lake Reservation and Los Angeles, where he is a professor of Literature at University of Southern California.

The son of Robert Treuer, an Austrian Jew who survived the Holocaust, and Margaret Seelye Treuer, a tribal court judge, Treuer grew up on the reservation. He attended Princeton University where he wrote two senior theses - one in anthropology and one in creative writing - and worked with Toni Morrison, Paul Muldoon and Joanna Scott. Treuer graduated in 1992 and published his first novel, Little, in 1995. He received his PhD in anthropology and published his second novel, The Hiawatha, in 1999.

His third novel, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, and a book of criticism, Native American Fiction; A User's Manual, appeared in 2006. The Translation of Dr. Apelles was named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Time Out and City Pages. He published his first major work of nonfiction, Rez Life, in 2012. His next novel, Prudence, was published in 2014 by Riverhead Books. His essays and stories have appeared in Esquire, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, Lucky Peach, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Slate.com.

The free, public lecture series is named for the late Professor Paul Lyons, and brings to Stockton leading regional, national, and international scholars in American Studies, the area in which Lyons undertook most of his interdisciplinary work.

Treuer’s presentation is sponsored by the Paul Lyons Memorial Lecture Series, the Master’s Program in American Studies, the School of Arts and Humanities, the Master’s Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Ida E. King Foundation, the School of General Studies and the History Program.

For more information about the M.A. program in American Studies, visit: https://stockton.edu/graduate/american-studies.html

To learn more about the M.A. program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, visit: https://stockton.edu/graduate/holocaust-genocide-studies.html