10.12 Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. Talk by Dr. Solange Muñoz - Migration and Motherhood as Infrastructures of Care

Dr. Muñoz's talk will take place on Wednesday, October 12th at 4:30 pm in Rockwell Lecture Hall 3. Her presentation expands on prior research that focuses on
women's networks and migration as infrastructures of care. This current work employs a care infrastructures framework to explore the migratory strategies and experiences of Latin American women and mothers who are forced to migrate, in order to be able to take care of themselves and their families. Through this approach, infrastructure is considered in its multiple forms to understand how it is representative of the experience of migration and motherhood.

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9.27 Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. Talk by Dr. Cristina Carrasco - When Cooking Becomes Political: Documenting Spaces of Resistance by Latinx Chefs

Dr. Carrasco discusses her research with students on Tuesday, September 27th at 4:30 pm in Rockwell Lecture Hall 3. Her research centers around how food choices are ethical and have a big impact on the environment. Food is therefore a powerful and political tool closely related to sustainability, immigration, climate change, and even voting rights. In this presentation, Dr. Cristina Carrasco explores the relationship between politics, food and Latinx identity in the U.S. Showcasing the stories of two different chefs, Cristina Martínez and José Andrés, she explores the political realm of food, and the recent creation of spaces of resistance to fight for human rights and engage in immigration law reforms in the U.S.

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4.20 Bringing Inclusion to our Community-Engaged Pedagogy

Dr. Lucía Osa-Melero, a Center faculty member, co-hosted the Gaultier talk. This session showcased the creative ways that Gautier Fellows and other community-engaged faculty across campus intentionally imbed inclusion in their pedagogy.

3.29 Oxana Bayer: The Aftermath of Soviet Repression in Ukraine

Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor in the Department of Psychology, Oxana Bayer, gave a talk on the lived experiences of people in Soviet Ukraine through her research.

3.30-4.1 Rachael Cerrotti at Duquesne University

The Center presented programing with the Social Justice Reading Club for We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory and Migration with author Rachael Cerrotti. The memoir focuses on the themes of migration, displacement and refugees.

3.16 Brown Bag Lunch

A discussion session for students interested in doing research in the intersectional domains of migration studies. The informal event gives them an opportunity to share their research ideas with faculty and gather tools and insights to develop a research plan. Brown Bags occur every semeter. Email if you are interested.

2.24 Human Rights Film Series co-sponsored with the Deparment of Modern Languages

The Center co-sponsored the film, Building the American Dream, with the Modern Languages Department. A speaker presentation by Eddie Bonilla followed the film.


Speaker Series: co-sponsored with the Department of Modern Languages

9.23.21 Fernando Valverde: Poet & Assistant Professor of Spanish, General Faculty University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

10.14.21 Oswaldo Estrada: Author presentation of new publication - Las Guerras Perdidas