Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
Free & open to the public
(Bring Your Own Lunch)
“Transborder Gendered Violence and Resistance: Indigenous Women Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum”
a talk by Dr. Lynn Stephen, 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
Professor Lynn Stephen’s 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.