Gender, Violence, and Precarity in Forced Migration

This lecture by Evangelia (Evie) Tastsoglou, PhD, LLM, will draw on reports from United Nations agencies, international nongovernmental organizations, and the press, as well as files from the Greek Immigration and Asylum Service. She will focus on sexual and gender-based violence experienced by asylum-seeking women and girls along the Eastern Mediterranean Sea route. Dr. Evangelia Tastsoglou is professor of sociology and coordinator of the International Development Studies Program at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada, and vice president of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association.  Professor Tastsoglou focuses on gender, violence, and precarity in various stages of the forced migration process. She argues that the historically contingent, stage-specific, jurisdiction-distinct, intersectional, institutional, and interpersonal forms of patriarchal violence experienced by women and families fleeing from conflict and devastation interact with their context-specific forms of precarity in a matrix of mutually reinforcing processes.

Presented by the Sociology Department and Criminology Program in collaboration with the Anthropology Department, History Department, European Studies Program, Women’s Studies Program, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Program 

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 12:50 - 2:15 p.m.

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus


This event is free and open to the public.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018



Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
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