New Works in Progress Series: "I Would Rather Be in Prison:" Industrialization, Civil Courts, and Family Dynamics in Turn-of-the-Century Buenos Aires" by Juandrea Bates, Ph.D. Candidate in History, UT Austin
Mon, April 23, 2012 • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM • GAR 4.100
Juandrea Bates is a Ph.D. Candidate in Latin American History at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2009, she was awarded a Mellon Dissertation Grant in Original Sources and she just returned from Buenos Aires where she was researching her dissertation titled: Raising Argentina: Family Childhood and Social Reproduction in Buenos Aires 1871-1930. She is interested in exploring the social, cultural and legal processes through-which class is passed down through generations. Her current research explores how these processes of social reproduction occurred within working class, often immigrant, communities in Buenos Aires between 1871 and 1930. The project also investigates the intersections between socio-cultural constructions of family and childhood and the rise of Argentina's medico-legal state.
Responder: Julie Hardwick, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Historical Studies, UT Austin
Chair: Laurie Wood, Ph.D. Candidate in History, UT Austin
Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Friday, April 20.