Luz María Gordillo: Patients, Philanthropists, and Fieldworkers

Sep 27 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

Room 601



511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

Luz Marîa Gordillo
Patients, Philanthropists, and Fieldworkers: Representations of Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in the Age of Eugenics
MA in Critical Studies Lecture
Wednesday September 27. 6-7:30pm
In Room 601

The Critical Studies MA Program welcomes Dr. Luz Marîa Gordillo. Dr. Gordillo will present on her current research into the use of photography and the gendered history of medicine and science. This lecture is part of the Critical Studies MA Program lecture series, which seeks out diverse writers and thinkers to involve the community in critically engaging topics.

Dr. Gordillo is an Associate Professor and Program Leader in the department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at WSUV. Her book Mexican Women and the Other Side of Immigration: Engendering Transnational Ties published in 2010 garnered the National Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA)  Book Award in 2011. Gordillo’s analysis focuses on the history of immigration policies and practices and their impact on transnational subjects and ideas about National Security. In 2013, Dr. Gordillo co-directed and co-produced with Dr. Juan Javier Pescador a full-lenght documentary examining national Chicana/o and Latina/o migrations from Texas to the Pacific Northwest. The film, entitled Antonia: A Chicana Story, follows the experience of Antonia Castañeda, scholar, mentor and activist. In conjunction with the documentary, Dr. Gordillo worked on a series of interviews with Chicana/o activists, scholars, artists, and art critics for the book Engendered History: The Collected Works of Antonia Castañeda. The interviews trace not only the emergence of the academic field of Chicana/o Studies, but also the struggles of the Chicana/o and Latina/o community to gain access to quality education in the Pacific Northwest.