Linfield to host documentary about violence against women

Linfield CollegeLinfield College will host Patti Duncan, associate professor and coordinator of women, gender and sexual studies at Oregon State University, to discuss Duncan’s documentary film “Finding Face” on Tuesday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m. in 219 TJ Day Hall at Linfield.

“Finding Face” was co-directed and produced by Duncan, who will lead a conversation about the film following the showing. “Finding Face,” released in 2009, documents and explores the effects of gendered violence in Cambodia. It won the Jury Award for best documentary feature at the San Diego Asian Film Festival in 2010.

Duncan has been at OSU since 2008. She specializes in transnational feminist theories and movements, women of color studies and feminist media studies. Duncan is the author of “Tell This Silence: Asian American Women and the Politics of Speech,” numerous articles about women of color, anti-racist feminist pedagogies and transnational feminisms, and co-editor of the forthcoming book “East Asian Mothering: Politics and Practices.” Her current research focuses on narratives of rescue, migration and illegitimate motherhood in representations of women in the global south. Duncan holds a bachelor’s from Vassar College and a master’s and Ph.D. from Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield College Departments of English and Gender Studies, as well as the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE). For more information, call 503-883-2210 or email