RESISTANCE: GLOBALIZATION AND ITS OTHER
GLOBAL INITIATIVES LECTURE SERIES 2007-2008
MELISSA WRIGHT, Professor of Geography and Women’s Studies at Penn State
“A Person is Missing: Femicide, Fantasy, and the Marketing of Human Rights”
Wednesday, March 5th, 4:30 pm - Reception to follow
Alexander Library, 4th floor Teleconference Lecture Hall, CAC
Melissa W. Wright studies the dynamics linking cultural and economic processes. Her research is based primarily in MexicoChina and in Hong Kong. Her recent work has focused on the emergence of an international social movement that protests violence against women along the Mexico-U.S. border. Another project has examined the meaning and practice of corporate citizenship. She is starting a new project on environmental contamination and community health initiatives in the binational border region.
INFORMAL AFTERNOON MEETING WITH GRADUATE STUDENTS
Melissa Wright will also meet with graduate students for an informal discussion at 2:00 p.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge, Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus. Refreshments will be served. If you wish to familiarize yourself with her work her most recent publication is posted on the SAS website, go to http://sas.rutgers.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=726&Itemid=226
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR—LAST LECTURE IN THE SERIES
April 9 – Sonia Alvarez, Professor of Political Science & the Leonard J. Horwitz Professorship in Latin American Politics and Studies Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, UMass Amherst
“Global Localities: The Travels and Translations of the World Social Forum”
Feminism in Movement, her newest book, is due out next spring; she is also co-editing an anthology of writings by LatinaLatin America, do they end at the Rio Grande—or at Chicago? Holyoke? Los Angeles?” In researching a concept like alternative globalization—what role do “mild-mannered housewives in Argentina,” for instance, play in such a movement?—she seeks its human face.
*SONIA ALVAREZ WILL LECTURE AT 4:30PM IN THE LIBRARY. Due to her schedule, she will not be able to meet with the graduate students at 2:00 PM in the Graduate Student Lounge.
This series is sponsored by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and The Office of International Programs, School of Arts and Sciences. For more details on the speaker or film series please go to