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Sarah Horton and Natalie Lira, ‘Bodies Across the Border: A Discussion on Eugenics, Race, and Disability’
November 29, 2018 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sarah Horton, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver, has conducted more than a decade of research on farmworkers’ health and labor conditions in California’s Central Valley, and is author of “They Leave their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and ‘Illegality’ Among U.S. Farmworkers.”
Natalie Lira, assistant professor in the departments of Latina/Latino studies and gender and women’s studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is currently writing a book that examines how race, disability, and gender shaped practices of sterilization and confinement in California state institutions during the era of eugenics in ways that disproportionately affected Mexican-origin youth.
This event is co-sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.