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This lecture is cosponsored by Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Dr. Cynthia Bejarano is the Stan Fulton Endowed Chair in Arts and Sciences and an associate professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. In 2010, she was named Outstanding New Mexico Woman of the Year by the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women for her activism in bringing attention to feminicide in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and for her advocacy for farmworkers and their families.

Her publications and research interests focus on border violence, immigration issues, and gender violence at the U.S.-Mexico border. She co-founded Amigos de las Mujeres de Juarez, which works for justice for missing and murdered women on both sides of the border, and is the co-editor of an interdisciplinary anthology with Rosa-Linda Fregoso entitled Terrorizing Women: A Cartography of Feminicide in the Américas (Duke University Press, June 2010).

She is also the author of the book “Qué Onda?” Urban Youth Cultures and Border Identity, published by the University of Arizona Press in 2005. She is the principal investigator for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), a federally- and state-funded university program, which assists farmworkers and the children of farmworkers to attend New Mexico State University. Dr. Cynthia Bejarano was the recipient of the Donald C. Roush Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008. She grew up in southern New Mexico in the El Paso-Juarez borderlands and received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University.