Thursday, Dec. 5 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Lommen 101

Dr. John Benson, School of Teaching and Learning, will be giving a talk on his recently published book, “Missionary Families Find a Sense of Place and Identity: Two Generations on Two Continents,” published by Lexington Books, on Thursday, December 5, from 1:30PM – 2:30PM in Lommen 101.

The book explores the lives of two generations of an American missionary community to Tanzania. It compares the connections to Africa and America by the missionary generation who were primarily raised in America and led adult lives in Tanzania to the children who did the opposite, grew up in Tanzania and led adult lives in America. The other part of the book looks at the religious development of the missionary generation who felt “called” to the mission field of Tanzania with that of their children who grew up in this Petri dish of the “mission field”. Dr. Benson is part of this community.

This is the first in a series of book talks that will feature recently published works by faculty in the College of Education and Human Services. All are welcome.