Montana State University

Sociologist specializing in U.S.-Mexico border issues speaks Sept. 13 at MSU

August 30, 2010


Cynthia Bejarano, a professor at Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University who specializes in in gender violence and immigration issues on the U.S.-Mexico border, will present a lecture at MSU on Sept. 13. Bejarno is also the co-editor of "Terrorizing Women: Feminicide and Gender Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands." Image of book cover courtesy of Cynthis Bejarno.   High-Res Available

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A sociologist specializing in gender violence and immigration issues on the U.S.-Mexico border will give a free public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Montana State University Strand Union Building Ballroom C.

Cynthia Bejarano, an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University, will present a lecture, "Terrorizing Women: Feminicide and Gender Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands."

Bejarano is the author of the book "Qué Onda? Urban Youth Cultures and Border Identity," which is based on four years of ethnographic work in an urban southwestern high school. Most recently, she is the co-editor with Rosa-Linda Fregoso of 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, which assists the children of farm workers seeking to attend NMSU.

The lecture is sponsored by the MSU Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the College of Letters and Science. Bejarno's lecture is part of the inauguration celebration for MSU President Waded Cruzado.

For more information, contact Leah Schmalzbauer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at schmalzb@montana.edu or 994-7224.

Leah Schmalzbauer (406) 994-7224, schmalzb@montana.edu