Spanish & Portuguese Present a Talk

4:45 PM  - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Feb 7, 2018
Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building) 401

Join us for a talk by Lizeth Gutierrez, CFD Fellow in American Studies, titled “Chisme, Neoliberalism, and Queer Potentialities.”

This presentation will map the cultural and political distinctions between chisme and gossip to argue for a political economy of chisme as it pertains to Mexican immigrant women who labor as domestic workers in the U.S. Through interview analysis, Professor Gutierrez will examine the material conditions that interpellate Mexican women within a labor space in order to demonstrate how these women have to enact chisme as a tool of survival used to negotiate economic conditions. Analysis of these concerns will help us better understand Mexican women's agency, labor, and community within their particular socio-cultural constraints.

The talk will be in English and is part of our (In)opportune Interventions Series

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: Spanish & Portuguese

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