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New Brown Bag Lunch Series: “Chasing Carnival: An Introduction to the Gheens Mardi Gras”

Feb 11, 2019 01:55PM ● By Press Release

The Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette continues the new Brown Bag Lunch presentation series on Friday, February 22, 2019, at 12:30pm in Dupré Library room 221. Admission is free and open to the public. 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.  

For more information about this event, the Center for Louisiana Studies and its many other activities, please visit our website,, call 337.482.6027, or email [email protected]