Transnational Incest: Mexican Families, Sexual Violence, and Migration

May 25th 12:00pm | Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez

Haines 144

 

The UCLA Department of Sociology Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series Gender Working Group, Migration Working Group, Center for Mexican Studies, and Chicano Studies Research Center are please to present:

Transnational Incest: Mexican Families, Sexual Violence, and Migration

Gloria González-López

Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin 

Friday May 25

Noon - 1:30pm

Haines 144

 

 Abstract: Based on a qualitative study with 60 Mexican women and men with histories of incestous relationships, the presenatation will discuss the preliminary findings with regard to family life, incest, and sexual violence within the context of immigration. The presentation, will share prelimnary reflections with regard to a process identified as "Transnational Incest" to examine the ways in which migration, settlement, and return migration may become part of the nuanced and complex contexts surrounding women's and men's experiences of incestuous experiences (both voluntary and involuntary) in Mexican society. The study and presentation will include Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez's examinations of individual interviews with more than 30 professionals offering their reflections about national (within Mexico) and international (Mexico-United States) migration-related issues, and incest and sexual violence in Mexico.


The IreneFlecknoe Ross Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Ray Ross in memory of his wife