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BYU professor to discuss Tour de France at lecture March 18

Julie R. Hartley, Brigham Young University assistant professor of anthropology, will present a David M. Kennedy Center Lecture, “The Tour de France: Modern Heroes, Mythologized Landscape, and the Ritual Nation” Wednesday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Hartley’s research interests are applied anthropology, anthropology and education, political rhetoric, nationalism, tourism, international development and violence.

Her publications include “Cultural Tourism in Utah” in “Folklore in Utah: A History and Guide to Resources” and “Triumph of the Commons: The Balance between Heritage Tourism and Sustainable Agriculture in a Swiss Alpine Commune” in the “International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability.”

She received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and French from BYU, a master’s degree in American studies from Utah State University and a doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on events sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, see the calendar online at For more information about this lecture, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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