Impunity Makes Mexico Dangerous for Everyone

Posted by Nidia Bautista – MA Candidate in Global Journalism and CLACS at NYU. This post was written in August, 2017, based on summer research funded by the Tinker Grant.  Mexico has become a dangerous place for everyone. This summer, during the time I spent investigating feminicide in Edomex, has been terrible for human rightsContinue reading “Impunity Makes Mexico Dangerous for Everyone”

Women’s Work and Sororidad in Ecatepec

Posted by Nidia Bautista – MA Candidate in Global Journalism and CLACS at NYU Feminicide is defined as the extreme violence against women due to their gender, marked by impunity that violates their human rights and results in death. It’s a word that names the violence inflicted on women who were strangled, raped, tortured, mutilated,Continue reading “Women’s Work and Sororidad in Ecatepec”

Conversaciones sobre belleza con las mujeres hermosas de Puebla

Posted by Alejandra Vela- PhD Student at Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, NYU Uno de los elementos más importantes de mi viaje a México era no sólo encontrar las revistas femeninas que conformarán mi principal archivo para la tesis, sino analizar los espacios de sociabilidad en los que éstas se encuentran y conservan. Como parte deContinue reading “Conversaciones sobre belleza con las mujeres hermosas de Puebla”

Confidences in La Lagunilla Market: Tracing the Untold Story of Female Magazines in Mid-Century Mexico

Posted by Alejandra Vela- PhD Student at Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, NYU Mexican Miracle was the name given to the years that extend from 1940 to 1970 in Mexican recent history. Years of development, industry and a strong economy, Mexico was in a moment of unprecedented growth. Within this growth and restructuring of theContinue reading “Confidences in La Lagunilla Market: Tracing the Untold Story of Female Magazines in Mid-Century Mexico”

CLACS Faculty Pamela Calla Wins Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award

  It is with great honor that we share with the #CLACSatNYU community that our faculty member Pamela Calla recently won the Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, leadership, social justice advocacy, and community building. Professor Calla is a distinguished anthropologist, cherished member of the #CLACSatNYU community, and a mentor to manyContinue reading “CLACS Faculty Pamela Calla Wins Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award”

Feminist Intersections: Los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos y la Violencia Contra las Mujeres

Prior to arriving in Nicaragua, I was convinced I was going to research how women organize a pro-feminist women’s agenda to overturn restrictive reproductive rights policies. One such law that I was intent on researching was Nicaragua’s Codigo Penal, Articulo 165 that outlaws all forms of abortion, including therapeutic abortion, which means that women areContinue reading “Feminist Intersections: Los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos y la Violencia Contra las Mujeres”

First Week in Quito

I arrived in Quito on Friday June 17th and hit the ground running.  I met with professor Mercedes Prieto from the Gender Studies department of FLACSO university. Professor Mercedes Prieto was incredibly kind and generous to me.  We met for a little under an hour.  She listened carefully to what I had to say andContinue reading “First Week in Quito”