Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 12:00pm
The Huntington Library, Seaver Rooms 1-2 1151 Oxford Rd, Pasadena CA 91108
Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Munger Research Center, Seaver 1-2
Miroslava Chávez-García is Professor in the Department of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara and holds affiliate status in the Departments of Chicana and Chicano Studies and Feminist Studies. She is also currently the Faculty Director of Graduate Diversity Initiatives. Chávez-García is author of Negotiating Conquest: Gender and Power in California, 1770s to 1880s (University of Arizona Press, 2004) and States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of California’s Juvenile Justice System (University of California Press, 2012). Her most recent book, Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (University of North Carolina Press, 2018), is a history of migration, courtship, and identity as told through more than 300 personal letters exchanged among family members and friends across the U.S.-Mexico border in the 1960s and 1970s. Most recently, Chávez-García received the Western Association of Women's Historians Judith Lee Ridge Prize for the best article by any member of the organization for “Migrant Longing, Courtship, and Gendered Identity in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands,” published by the Western History Quarterly in Summer 2016. In November 2017, that same essay received the Bolton-Cutter Award from the Western History Association for the best article on Spanish Borderlands history.
This conversation is part of a brown bag luncheon series sponsored by ICW. The event is open to any who wish to attend so please feel free to bring your own lunch and join us.