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SXU's Matthew Costello To Be Guest Lecturer at Park Forest Public Library


Saint Xavier University's (SXU) Matthew Costello, Ph.D., political science professor, will be a guest lecturer at the Park Forest Public Library's second history lecture on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. Located at 400 Lakewood Blvd, the lecture series will focus on the topic of voter suppression and its influence throughout American history working against historically marginalized groups.

Costello received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina, specializing in African politics. He has taught at the University of North Carolina and Duke University and has been a faculty member at SXU since 1991. He directs the International Studies Program and has been involved with the Saint Xavier Honors Program since its inception. His publications include several papers on African politics, political development and international political economy.

Audience participation in the Park Forest Public Library's lecture series is welcomed and is free and open to all.