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Violence at U.S.-Mexican border subject of April 4 lecture at MSU

March 28, 2012

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A professor from New Mexico State University will give a free lecture about violence at the U.S. and Mexico border scheduled at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in room 101 of Gaines Hall at Montana State University.

Cynthia Bejarano, an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University, will lecture on "Dispelling Myths and Confirming Realities: Living with Violence at the U.S. and Mexico Border."

Bejarano's publication and research interests focus on border violence, youth cultures, immigration issues, and gender violence at the U.S.-Mexico border. She is the author of the book "Qué Onda? Urban Youth Cultures and Border Identity," which is based on ethnographic work in an urban southwestern high school. Most recently, she and Rosa-Linda Fregoso co-edited an interdisciplinary anthology, "Terrorizing Women: A Cartography of Feminicide in the Américas."

Bejarano is also a dedicated community activist and teacher. She is the principal investigator for a multi-million dollar, federally and state funded program that assists the children of farm workers seeking to attend college.

The MSU Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the College of Letters and Science are sponsoring the lecture.

For more information, contact Bridget Kevane in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at or 994-6448.

Bridget Kevane (406) 994-6448,