Lecture: "CIESAS Graduate Student Research Presentations"
Fri, January 18, 2013 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Hackett Room, SRH 1.313
Graduate students from Centro de Investigaciones y Estudio Superiores en Antropologia Social (CIESAS) will present their research via video conference between UT Austin and CIESAS Mexico. Presentations will be in Spanish; no translation will be available.
Narrativas UndocuQueer: Usando la Jotería para Cuestionar el American Dream
Óscar Salvador Torres will share findings from his ethnographic research about the intersection of the Queer and Undocumented movements in Central Texas. The UndocuQueer movement includes Queer Latino DREAMers who are struggling to legalize their citizenship status as they face racisim and homophobia. The term jotería is a way to claim membership in both Raza and Queer communities. It derives from the derogatory Spanish word joto, which can be roughly translated as "faggot."
Experiencias de Resistencia ante la Pérdida: El Proceso de Migración Forzada Desde el Valle de Juárez Hacia El Paso entre 2008 y 2012
May-ek Querales Mendoza will discuss the preliminary findings of her ethnographic project examining the complex everyday life experiences of women and men from the Valle de Juarez, Chihuahua who migrated during the 2008–2012 period to El Paso, Texas as a way to cope with multiple forms of violence in the border region.
For more information, contact Paloma Diaz.