Drawing from the Latino Roots in Oregon Project, professors Gabriela Martínez and Lynn Stephen will address the history and stories of contemporary Latinas whose contributions to our cultural, social, economic, and political life are significant and ongoing. They will showcase short selected videos with compelling women’s stories and will also discuss the challenges for first- and second-generation migrant women, including issues of gender asylum in the state of Oregon.
Ability Accommodation Information
This event provides the following accommodations:
- Handicap Accessible
Gabriela Martínez is associate professor at the School of Journalism and Communication and Director for the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). Martínez is a communications researcher and a documentary filmmaker who has produced/directed over fourteen documentary films/videos. Her creative work focuses on topics of historical memory, immigration, social movements, and human rights issues. Her research centers on international communication and the political economy of global media and telecommunication. Martínez is co-creator of the Latino Roots in Oregon Project.
Lynn Stephen is distinguished professor of Arts and Sciences, professor of Anthropology, and a participating faculty member in Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon. Her scholarly work centers on the impact of globalization, migration, nationalism and the politics of culture on Indigenous communities in the Americas. She has authored or edited eleven books and three special journal issues and has published more than eighty scholarly articles. Currently she is the President-elect/Vice President for the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Stephen is co-creator of the Latino Roots in Oregon Project.