The Women's and Gender Studies Program announces its Annual Lecture for 2021, featuring Katharine Donato, PhD. She will give the talk "Gender and International Migration: From Slavery to Present" on September 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the City Union Platte River Room.
In this lecture, Donato will discuss her book project with historian Donna Gabaccia. Their work suggests that the roles of women and men in human migrations require a substantial re-thinking and shift away from simple notions related to the feminization of migration. Women and men who migrate live in gendered social worlds, embedded in the contexts of families and communities. As a result, women and men have always been actors who migrate, and at times and in different places, women (men) are more likely than men (women) to migrate.