ARC Seminar: Patricia Tovar: ‘Chronicles of Illustrious Women of the New World’

SEP 11, 2014 | 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM



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September 11, 2014: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM





Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Fall 2014 Seminar Presentation with Patricia Tovar: ‘Chronicles of Illustrious Women of the New World -- 1492-1524’

Patricia Tovar is a Professor of Anthropology at John Jay College of  Criminal Justice. Her research interests have focused on the study of gender and war, widowhood, forced displacement, violence, sexual and reproductive health, and gender and science. She has written extensively on the consequences of armed conflict in women’s lives, the impact of new reproductive technologies for women, the construction of medical discourses and cosmetic alterations of the female body, and on why women lag far behind men in science and technology. Some of her publications are: The widows of the Armed Conflict in Colombia, and Family, Gender and Anthropology.  Her current project focuses on the role of women in the Age of Discovery. It examines  the movement of women, their contribution to cultural exchange, the opening of trade routes, the Spanish crown policies about women and the family, sexuality, religion, and human rights issues. She received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the Graduate Center, CUNY in 1996.