University at Albany

Gender and Globalization in the Americas:

A Feminist Encuentro

The Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CELAC), and the Institute for Research on Women (IROW) at the University at Albany, SUNY, the Centro de Investigación en Estudios de la Mujer (CIEM) at the University of Costa Rica, and the LASA Feminist and Gender Studies Section cosponsored a one-day Feminist Encuentro on Gender and Globalization in the Americas held at the University of Costa Rica on Tuesday, April 1, 2003.

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.

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