Maria Zeringue, a UL Lafayette alumni, 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 the University of
Louisiana Lafayette. Zeringue previously served as a 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 12:30 pm 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.