Feminisms in Latin America Today (Speaker Series) featuring Aida Hernandez (Mexico)
Mon, March 25, 2013 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • GEB 4th Floor Conference Room
Challenges to the Decolonialization of Feminist Theory in Latin America: Reflections from Indigenous Praxis"
Challenges to the Decolonialization of Feminist Theory in Latin America: Reflections from Indigenous Praxis
Aida Hernández Castillo
Center for High Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), Mexico
Dr. Hernández will share a series of reflections, based on the Mexican experience, of how to rethink feminisms by taking into account the cultural context of struggles, and thereby confronting the challenges of a decolonizing feminist agenda.
Intersecciones/Interseções/Intersections: Feminisms in Latin America Today (Speaker Series)
One of the most powerful interventions in feminist theory at the end of the 20th century was the direct articulation of the notion of intersectionality by women of color in the US who argued that rather than being seen as separate, discrete or additive concepts race, gender, ethnicity and social class needed to be viewed as elements that simultaneously shaped and transformed the lived experience of women (and men). This speaker series, jointly organized by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, explores the way the concept of intersectionality has "traveled" to Latin America by bringing together state of the art feminist research by Latin American feminists or US scholars of Latin America that engages with race/gender/ethnicity from different perspectives.
Aida Hernández Castillo has a PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University, USA. She has carried out research projects in different regions of the state of Chiapas with Mexican peasants and Guatemalan refugees.