Special Events

Two ongoing events — new opportunities!

1) Border Doors Exhibit at Zimmerman and th/o campus: visit the Border Doors exhibit at Zimmerman, find the catalog, and find the two pieces concerned with sexual violence toward women migrants.

2) Films on Latin American women: you may use one of the following films, available on the web, as one of your two events:
The Official Story (Argentina)
Maria, Full of Grace (Colombia, in Spanish)
Portrait of Teresa (Cuba, borrow from Liz)
If you identify another film about Latin American women, let me know about it and we’ll discuss.

Each student is required to attend and report on two events concerning Latin American women, gender, or sexuality over the course of the semester.  After you attend an event, please email Dr. Liz a two-paragraph report, consisting of:
1) A short description of the event: speaker, date, title
2) A brief description and commentary on the lecture or event.  Consider answering some of the following questions: What was your impression about the information and arguments made by the speaker?  Did you learn anything new about women in Latin America?  What kinds of evidence or examples were presented?  How did this shape your understanding of women in modern latin america?
I will make time for brief reports on these events in class.

Wednesday, February 17th, 12:00-1:00, FRI Lecture, SUB Cherry/Silver
Dr. Kimberly Gauderman, Associate Professor, Department of History: “Women and Domestic Violence in Latin American and US Asylum Law”

Friday, February 19, 1:15 – 2:30 pm, Chicano and Chicana Studies Job Talk, Dane Smith Hall 234
Laura Belmonte, Ph.D. Candidate in Spanish Cultural Studies, Arizona State University, “Ángeles celestiales, madres todopoderosas: La espiritualidad mestiza y el amor decolonial representados en la producción cultural chicana.” (Talk will be given in Spanish)

Monday Feb. 22nd, 3:00-5:00pm – FRI Special Lecture: History Common Room
Dr. Silvia Hirsch, Institute of Social Studies, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina: “Sexual and Reproductive Health Practices and Beliefs Among Young Indigenous Women in Northwest Argentina”

Friday, February 26, 2:00-4:00 pm, History Colloquium, History Common Room
Dr. Isabella Cosse (University of Buenos Aires), “Global Mafalda: Latin America, Cultural Contestation, and Transnational Processes”

Friday, February 28, 1:30-2:30 pm, Chicano and Chicana Studies Colloquium on Transnational Chicana Feminism, Dane Smith Hall 234
Patricia Lopez Lopategui, “De la Diosa Coyalxauhqui a “El llano de Huizaches” de Elena Garro: la deshumanizacion de la mujer en el mundo.” (Talk will be given in Spanish)

Friday, March 4th, 12:00-1:00, FRI Lecture, SUB Cherry/Silver
Sandra Elizabeth Lara, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History: “Protecting our Families and Communities: Child Sexual Violence Cases in Coahuila, Mexico, 1876-1931”

Monday, March 28th, 12:00-1:00, FRI Lecture, SUB Cherry/Silver
Dr. Kency Cornejo, Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History: “From Femicide to Feminisms: Art and Decolonial Gestures in Postwar Central America”

Women’s History Month: See Flyer here!

Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, March 31-April 2: See Preliminary Program here!

Wednesday, April 6, 3:00-8:00 pm, Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall
Feminist Research Institute 20th Anniversary Events
3:00-5:00: Research Roundtable on Gender and Health
5:00-6:30: Keynote by Dr. Gail Houston, Department of English
6:30-8:00: FRI Reception

April 13, 12:00-1:00, Shared Knowledge Conference Luncheon, UNM SUB
Sonia Nazario, Author of Enrique’s Journey
(See author’s biography for more information; luncheon signup TBA in class)

Tuesday, April 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, Book Launch, Willard Room, Zimmerman Library
Margaret Randall, Haydee Santamaria: Cuban Revolutionary

Thursday-Friday, April 21-22, Willard Room, Zimmerman Library
Conference on Conducting Fieldwork under Difficult Circumstances, program

Thursday, April 28, 3:30 pm, Willard Room, Zimmerman Library
Maylei Blackwell, Associate Professor in Chicana and Chicano Studies and Gender Studies at UCLA, “Indigenous Migrant Women Remapping Los Angeles: Geographies of the Sacred, Circuits of Belonging, and New Spaces of Belonging”

Friday, April 29, 2:00-4:00 pm, History Colloquium, History Common Room
Dr. Nara Milanich, “The Alchemy of Kinship: Testing Paternity in the 1920s”
Wednesday, May 11, 10:30-12:00, Public Presentation, History Common Room
Laura Powell, PhD Exam Lecture on gender and indigenous movements in Latin America