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Dish It Up | Race, Gender, and Enclosure in Colonial Mexico

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Women's Resources Center
Location
Women's Resources Center | 616 E Green St STE 202 Champaign
Date
Feb 25, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Contact
Clare Conway
E-Mail
ceconway@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-3137
Views
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Originating Calendar
Women's Resources Center
Join us for another Dish It Up, where doctoral student, Megan Gargiulo, will present an outline of her dissertation project, which examines recogimientos de mujeres [“enclosures for women”] in colonial Mexico between 1700 and 1821. Recogimientos were government institutions that punished and reformed women who did not conform to hegemonic femininity, frequently poor women of African or indigenous ancestry accused of sexual crimes or other “scandalous” behavior. She will analyze representations of space, illness, sexuality, and productivity in archival sources, arguing that government officials and enclosed women discursively constructed race and gender through these documents. This project contributes to an understanding of colonial biopolitics, the deployment of race and gender in nascent capitalism, and Enlightenment rhetoric in colonial Mexico.
 
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