Category: Americas RIG

Mam women flee rural violence, seek gendered justice

New journal article by Lynn Stephen

Fleeing rural violence: Mam women seeking gendered justice in Guatemala and the U.S.

by Lynn Stephen. Journal of Peasant Studies, 46(2): 229-257. January 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2018.1534836

Dr. Stephen’s uses the concept of gendered embodied structures of violence as the analytical framework for illustrating how in rural Huehuetenango, Guatemala, historical and contemporary structures and […]

Erin Beck: The Uneven Impacts of Violence against Women Reforms in Guatemala

[ May 10, 2019; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ]
PLC 348

Join the International Studies Community for a discussion at the INTL Lunch Talk Next Friday, May 10 @ 12 p.m. in PLC 348

The Uneven Impacts of Violence against Women Reforms in Guatemala: Intersecting Inequalities and the Patchwork StatePresented by Dr. Erin Beck

In 2008, Guatemala passed one of the most comprehensive pieces of violence against […]

Research project on gendered justice among those receiving OVPRI 2018 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards

July 16, 2018—Lynn Stephen and Erin Beck, two members of the CSWS Américas Research Interest Group whose research on gender violence in Guatemala and the U.S. is on a yearly basis of support from CSWS, are among those whose research will receive 2018 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards from the Office of the Vice President for […]

Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren’t met

Editor’s Note: Erin Beck is a long-time CSWS affiliate and co-coordinator of the CSWS Américas Research Interest Group.
Source: Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren’t met | Around the O
August 7, 2017—UO political scientist Erin Beck thinks development organizations aren’t asking the right questions if they want to truly understand what the money […]

Erin Beck’s new book, “How Development Projects Persist: Everyday Negotiations with Guatemalan NGOs”

How Development Projects Persist: Everyday Negotiations with Guatemalan NGOs
by Erin Beck. Duke University Press (May 2017)
Erin Beck is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Oregon, a CSWS faculty affiliate, and co-coordinator of the CSWS Américas Research Interest Group.
Publisher’s Synopsis
“In How Development Projects Persist Erin Beck examines microfinance NGOs working in Guatemala and problematizes the accepted […]

Roundtable will address immigrant and refugee rights issues

Roundtable will address immigrant and refugee rights issues | Around the O
April 10, 2017 (From Around the O) — With plight of immigrants and refugees an issue of rising concern, the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society will host a roundtable bringing together academic experts and Oregon-based immigration lawyers.
The discussion, “Achieving Justice: […]