Lina Fruzzetti ’66, PhD, to screen documentary on campus

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Martin Recital Hall (in the Fine Arts Building)

"In My Mother's House" is a film by Lina Fruzzetti ’66, PhD, Brown University Professor of Anthropology. The film follows Lina on her decade-long quest to understand a family divided against the backdrop of colonial rule, war, emigration and the global world we live in today.

Join us for a special screening of the film followed by a Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public.

For questions, please contact Alysha Biehl at or 708-524-6296.

More about Lina Fruzzetti ’66, PhD

Lina Fruzzetti ’66, PhD, has been a member of the faculty of Brown University since 1975. A professor of anthropology with affiliated interests including American studies, gender studies, and diversity, she is also an award-winning documentarian. She was the first black woman to be tenured in the social sciences at Brown.

The daughter of two cultures – her mother from the African nation of Eritrea, her father an Italian colonial officer – she was educated at a boarding school in Sudan before crossing an ocean and multiple continents to attend Rosary College.

Professor Fruzzetti’s latest film is “In My Mother’s House,” which explores the life of her mother, navigating – and challenging – expectations in different countries and cultures. The film has been screened around the world, including at universities across Italy, the UK, and India.


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