Jun 02, 2011

CNU Professor Interviewed as Part of BBC World Service Program "Wandering Souls"

Dr. Mai Lan Gustafsson(Newport News, Va.) - Dr. Mai Lan Gustafsson of CNU's Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology has been interviewed by the BBC World Service as part of its Heart And Soul documentary series. Heart And Soul is a weekly half-hour program exploring points of view and experiences related to spirituality from around the world. Dr. Gustafsson's interview is featured in the program's segment titled "Wandering Souls." The first episode of "Wandering Souls" will premiere on June 11, 2011, with the second episode airing June 18.  

As described by the BBC, series producer Cathy Fitzgerald hears the war stories of the living - and the dead - in Vietnam, a country crowded with "wandering souls."  Dr. Gustafsson is the author of War and Shadows: The Haunting of Vietnam.  

Visit bbc.co.uk/programmes for more information.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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