FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will present a talk by Ann Jones, acclaimed journalist and war correspondent, at 11:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in Lincoln Auditorium in UMF Roberts Learning Center. 

In her presentation “Democracy Undone: Investigating Who Owns the United States of America” Jones will talk about her work as a war correspondent and the historical, social and political structures that perpetuate injustice. The talk is sponsored by UMF’s First-Year Experience and is free and open to the public.

An independent scholar, journalist and photographer, Jones is the author of 10 books of nonfiction. She has reported from Afghanistan, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She has written extensively about violence against women in the U.S. While embedded with U.S. forces in Afghanistan, she reported on the damage done to America’s soldiers.

Widely published, her articles currently appear most often in The Nation and online at TomDispatch.com. 

In recent years, her work has received generous support from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Lannan Foundation and the U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation. 

Jones holds a doctorate in English and history from the University of Wisconsin. She is currently an associate of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University.

Ann Jones


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