|October 19, 2018|
|4:30 pm||to||5:30 pm|
Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
University of Oregon
Join us for a conversation and mixer with Ginetta Candelario, editor of the feminist journal Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. Open to all students and faculty.
About Meridians: Meridians, an interdisciplinary feminist journal, provides a forum for the finest scholarship and creative work by and about women of color in U.S. and international contexts. The journal engages the complexity of debates around feminism, race, and transnationalism in a dialogue across ethnic, national boundaries, and disciplinary boundaries. Meridians publishes work that makes scholarship, poetry, fiction, and memoir by and about women of color central to history, economics, politics, geography, class, sexuality, and culture. The journal provokes the critical interrogation of the terms used to shape activist agendas, theoretical paradigms, and political coalitions. Published by Duke University Press.
About Ginetta Candelario: In addition to being a professor of sociology at Smith College, Ginetta Candelario is a faculty affiliate of the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program, the Study of Women and Gender Program, the Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration, and she also served on the advisory group for the Gloria Steinem & Wilma Mankiller School for Organizers at Smith College. She is the current editor of Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. Ginetta is the founding vice president of the National Latin@ Studies Association (LSA). She is a founding executive committee member of the New England Consortium for Latina/o Studies (NECLS), was appointed by the American Sociological Association to its Committee on Professional Ethics for 2017–19, and has served as the Gender Section co-chair, the Latina/o Studies Program track chair, and the Latino Studies Section co-chair for the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Candelario’s research interests include Dominican history and society, with a focus on national identity formation and women’s history; Blackness in the Americas; Latin American, Caribbean and Latina feminisms; Latina/o communities (particularly Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican); U.S. beauty culture; and museum studies.