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4/23/2008 Gender and immigration topic of lecture

McMINNVILLE -- Lynn Stephen, distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon will speak on "Gender and Mexican Immigration: Men, Women, Work, and Families" Wednesday, April 30, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College.

The lecture will highlight the experiences primarily of transborder families from Oaxaca and is related to Stephen's most recent book, "Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon."

Stephen's work has centered on the intersection of culture and politics. She has a particular interest in the ways that political identities articulate with race, gender, class and nationalism in relation to local, regional and national histories, cultural politics and systems of governance in the Américas. During the past eight years she has added the dimension of migration to her research – paying particular attention to Mexican migration in Oregon and California. Other recent books include "Dissident Women: Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas," co-edited with Shannon Speed and Aida Hernandez-Castillo (2006) and "Zapotec Women: Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Globalized Oaxaca "(2005).

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Linfield Departments of Modern Languages, Sociology and Anthropology, and History. For more information, call Sharon Bailey Glasco, assistant professor of history, 503-883-2306.