Event Details

  • February 22, 2019
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Free


  • Dupré Library
  • 200 E. St. Mary Blvd.
  • Lafayette, LA 70503

Event Description

Maria Zeringue, a UL Lafayette alumna, will share her research on “Chasing Carnival: An Introduction to the Gheens Mardi Gras.” A native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Maria Zeringue moved south from Bloomington, Indiana, to serve as Mississippi Art Commission’s Folk and Traditional Arts Program Director. She has master’s degrees in French and Folklore from the University of Louisiana Lafayette and Indiana University, respectively, and a bachelor’s degree in French from University of Louisiana Lafayette. Zeringue previously served as research and curatorial assistant at Traditional Arts Indiana. She also served as an associate instructor of folklore at Indiana University. Zeringue has published articles in Journal of Folklore Research Reviews and Louisiana Folklore Miscellany. The Brown Bag Lunch Series is held monthly on a Friday beginning at 12:30pm on the UL campus in Dupré Library room 221 throughout the Spring Semester. Presentations highlight recent research in the diverse UL Lafayette archival collections and folklife projects around the state. This free event is open to the public.

Artist/Group Info:

  • Maria Zeringue