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Native Studies Research Colloquium: “Transborder Gendered Violence and Resistance: “Indigenous Women Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum,” a talk by Lynn Stephen

Dec 1, 2014Dec 2, 2014

Lynn-Stephen-_LatinoCollections_6_11_287_WEB-300x275 Native Studies Research Colloquium: “Transborder Gendered Violence and Resistance: Indigenous Women Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum,”a talk by Dr. Lynn Stephen, on December 1, 2014 at The Many Nations Longhouse from 12:00-1:30pm.

Professor Stephen is the Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, and Director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) at the University of Oregon. Her scholarly work has centered the impact of globalization, migration, nationalism and the politics of culture on indigenous communities in the Americas. Her multi-leveled approach which engages political-economy, ethnohistory, and ethnography has provided a hemispheric lens on major challenges faced by indigenous peoples such as out-migration, tourism, economic development, and low-intensity war and their creative responses to these challenges. Her work, which has won awards from the National Institutes of the Humanities and the Sciences, the Ford Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute (Harvard), and the U.S. Department of Education among others, also highlights the significance of indigenous epistemologies and their theoretical and methodological importance for advancing knowledge about human-environmental connectivity. In addition to her long-term work on indigenous peoples, she has produced ground-breaking analysis on gender, economic development, and migration; globalization and social movements, indigenous autonomy, and the history of Latino communities spread across multiple borders through her concept of transborder communities and migrations.