The interdisciplinary Encuentro focused on how globalization is changing the lives of Latin American women at the workplace and in the household. The event also included a meeting of invited U.S. and Latin American feminist scholars and journal editors to discuss strategies for scholarly collaboration. This event was made possible by a LASA/Ford Foundation small grant and was coordinated by Edna Acosta-Belén and Christine E. Bose (University at Albany, SUNY), and Ana Cecilia Escalante (University of Costa Rica).
One Day Conference Program (April 1, 2003): Dr. June Nash, Professor Emerita at CUNY and renowned feminist anthropologist of Latin America was the keynote speaker. She gave a lecture on “Women as Mediators in Global Transformations.”
Several other scholars from the University of Costa Rica also made presentations. Invited Journal Editors included: Dr. Christine E. Bose (Gender & Society), Myriam Chancy (Meridians), Claudia de Lima Costa (Estudos feministas), Sandra Harding (Signs), and others.