Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS Graduate Portfolio Plática: Nancy Rios

"The Politics of Preventing Latina Teenage Pregnancy"

Wed, August 7, 2013 | Meeting Room 1.106, Student Activity Center (SAC), The University of Texas at Austin

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This portfolio plática by Nancy Rios highlights her ethnographic research among Barlow High School’s pregnant and parenting students in Austin, Texas.  The talk engages America’s cultural concern with teenage pregnancy and provides insight into why teenage pregnancy prevention is not about having access to sexual health education and contraception, and deconstructs the social construction of teenage pregnancy as a social problem in the United States.   

Nancy Rios is a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology with a Graduate Portfolio in Mexican American Studies. Her dissertation supervisor is Martha Menchaca, Professor in the Department of Anthropology.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies

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