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The George and Ann Platt Distinguished Lecture by Lynn Stephen, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Oregon: “Why Central American Women Fleeing Violence Seek Asylum”
October 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Institute for the Study of the Americas will host the George and Ann Platt Distinguished Lecture by Lynn Stephen, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon. Professor Stephen will present Why Central American Women Fleeing Violence Seek Asylum.
Lynn Stephen is Philip H. Knight Chair, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Anthropology, and a participating faculty member in Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She founded the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS, http://cllas.uoregon.edu/) and served as director for nine years (2007-2016), served as chair of the Department of Anthropology from 2001-2004, and was a co-coordinator for the Americas in a Globalized World “Big Idea,” Strategic Initiative at the University of Oregon from 2009-2011. She was president-elect and president of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) from June 1, 2018 – June 1, 2019. She currently serves as past president from June 2019 – June 2020.