The Department of Anthropology and Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies present

"Book Reading & Signing: The Brotherhood of Freemason Sisters"
with Lilith Mahmud, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Anthropology, UC Irvine

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
5:30 p.m.
The Hill UCI Bookstore

From its traces in cryptic images on the dollar bill to Dan Brown’s The  Lost Symbol, Freemasonry has long been one of the most romanticized secret societies in the world. But a simple fact escapes most depictions of this elite brotherhood: There are women Freemasons, too. In this groundbreaking ethnography, Lilith Mahmud takes readers inside Masonic lodges in contemporary Italy, where she observes the many ritualistic and fraternal bonds forged among women initiates of this elite and esoteric society.

This event is free and open to the public.
For further information, please contact Norma Miranda, or 949-7602.

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