Esteemed historian to give talk on microaggressions at Penn State Fayette

Nicholas Villanueva will present 'Microaggressions: The Impact of Spoken and Unspoken Communication'

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Nicholas Villanueva, director of critical sports studies and lecturer of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will present “Microaggressions: The Impact of Spoken and Unspoken Communication” at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Williams building.

Villanueva earned his doctorate in history with a concentration in race and ethnicity in the 20th-century U.S. from Vanderbilt University in 2014. His research on race, sexuality and sport; nationhood and nationalism; and lynching and collective violence in modern U.S. history has earned him several awards.

Villanueva's published books include "Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands" and "Politics, Protest, and Social Justice in Sport." He is at work on his third book, "(Un)Making Citizens: Segregation and Assimilation of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands." He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ford Foundation, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and Excellence in West Texas History Association, and received the Walter Prescott-Webb publishing award.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 724-430-4244.