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“Internal or Transnational? Zapotec Women’s Migration Dilemmas,” a talk by Iván Sandoval Cervantes

April 22, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm
photo by Iván Sandoval Cervantes

photo by Iván Sandoval Cervantes

Jane Grant Rm
330 Hendricks Hall
UO campus
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CSWS Noon Talk with Iván Sandoval Cervantes

For women of the Zapotec community of Santa Ana Zegache, discussing migration presents gender specific dilemmas. In this presentation, Iván Sandoval Cervantes provides an historical analysis of the different migration movements in which women from Santa Ana Zegache have participated: Zegacheñas have migrated to Mexico City, to the United States, and to Oaxaca City. He also explores how the constraints that women face before, during, and after migrating are different from those faced by men.

Iván Sandoval Cervantes, a PhD candidate in the UO Department of Anthropology, received a 2014-15 CSWS Graduate Student Research Grant in support of his project, “Gender, Migrations, and Relatedness: Care and Kinship in a Zapotec Transborder Community.” He is the 2015-16 CSWS Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship awardee.

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Men, Women, Muxe: Mexico’s Third Gender

CLLAS director Lynn Stephen recently appeared on the CNN program “Men, Women, Muxe” in the series “The World’s Untold Stories.” Stephen—distinguished professor of anthropology and ethnic studies—provided background and commentary on the Muxes of Juchitán, Oaxaca. The Muxes are a Zapotec indigenous third gender who have a long history in southern Mexico. Stephen has conducted research on gender and sexuality in southern Mexico and published an article in 2002 on this topic. “Men, Women, Muxe” aired in the United States, Latin America, and Europe during May 2010 and can be viewed on the CNN website in three parts of ten minutes each.

Part I, Mexico’s Third Gender

Part II, Evolution of Mexico’s Third Gender

Part III, Muxe Today in Mexico

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