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Badikian-Gartler to Speak at Western Nov. 12

November 11, 2013

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MACOMB, IL - The Center for International Studies and Casa Latina at Western Illinois University are sponsoring a guest speaker, Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, as part of International Education Week on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sandburg Theatre.

Her presentation is themed, "Myths, Types, and Stereotypes: Latinos In Hollywood." The lecture is open free to the public.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Badikian-Gartler has published essays, poems and stories in numerous journals, anthologies and newspapers in the United States and around the world. She writes and lectures about women's issues, art and literature, and is a popular performer in the Chicago area, where she currently lives.

Badikian-Gartler has earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and teaches at various institutions, including Northwestern University, Loyola University and Roosevelt University.

Badikian-Gartler was selected as one of the "One-Hundred Women to Make a Difference in Chicago" by Today's Woman magazine. She is also an Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar and a Newberry Library instructor. Her first novel was first published in 2005 by Fractal Edge Press in Chicago, titled "Old Gloves."

For more information about Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, visit and her blog:

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