CMAS Graduate Portfolio Plática: Nancy Rios
Wed, August 7, 2013 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Meeting Room 1.106, Student Activity Center (SAC), The University of Texas at Austin
"The Politics of Preventing Latina Teenage Pregnancy"
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.