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Book presentation “Multiple Injustices. Indigenous Women, Law, and Political Struggle in Latin America”

November 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Balch 140 (Green Room)
1030 Columbia Ave
Claremont, 91711
Claudia Arteaga
909 263 0349

Author Dr. Aida Hernández Castillo (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, México), in conversation with Dr. Floridalma Boj Lopez (California State University)

About the author:
Born in Ensenada, Baja California, she earned her doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University in 1996. She is Professor and Senior Researcher at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) in Mexico City. Since she was an undergraduate she has combined her academic work with media projects in radio, video and journalism. Her academic work has promoted indigenous and women rights in Latin America. She has done fieldwork in indigenous communities in the Mexican states of Chiapas, Guerrero and Morelos, with Guatemalan refugees and with African immigrants in the South of Spain. She has published twenty-two books and her academic work has been translated to English, French, and Japanese.

Multiple InJustices synthesizes R. Aída Hernández Castillo’s twenty-four years of activism and research among indigenous women’s organizations in Latin America. As both feminist and critical anthropologist, Hernández Castillo analyzes the context of legal pluralism wherein the indigenous women of Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia struggle for justice. Through ethnographical research in community, state, and international justice, she reflects on the possibilities and limitations of customary, national, and international law for indigenous women.

This event is presented by Latin American Studies at Pomona College, Dean of Faculty, Scripps Spanish Department, Scripps College Office of Public Events and Community Programs