Northwestern University

Jan
17
Thu 11:00 AM

The Abuela Perplex: Reflections on Latina Elderhood

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 1-515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Carlos Octavio Ballinas   847.467.3980

Group: The Latina and Latino Studies Program

Category: Academic

Description:

Lecture by: Mérida M. Rúa, Chair, Latina & Latino Studies Program
Professor, Latina & Latino Studies & American Studies, Williams College

This talk addresses how Latina elderhood is imagined and experienced through a framework of reverence. It examines the figure of the abuela as both a "grounding persona" and an abstraction, as well as how Latina older adults abide by and defy this framing of later life.

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