Children of the Revolution: Violence, Inequality, and Hope in Nicaraguan Migration tells the story of four women who emigrated to Italy after the Sandinista revolution took hold in Nicaragua in 1979. This compassionate account highlights the particularities of each woman’s narrative, and shows how social factors such as their class, gender, race, ethnicity, and immigration status shaped their lives. Enríquez demonstrates how the work the women did abroad provided opportunities for their families that they themselves never had. In so doing, these stories reveal that even when a revolution fails to fails make a lasting transformation in a society, seeds of change may yet take hold.
This event will be hybrid: in person and on Zoom. Thursday October 5th at 4pm
CLACS Conference Room 2334 Bowditch Street
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Laura J. Enríquez is Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Sociology Department at UC Berkeley, specializing in development in Latin America, Latin American emigration to Europe, rural sociology, and social movements.
Margaret Chowning is Professor and Sonne Chair in Latin American History in the Department of History at UC Berkeley. Her research interests are Mexico, Latin America in the late colonial period and nineteenth century, women, church, and social and economic history in Latin America.
Evan Fernández is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at UC Berkeley. Her research looks at racial geographies and geospatial representation. He is interested in the transnational history of Latin America, particularly Chile and Peru, as part of the Pacific world. Fernández also works on U.S.-Latin American relations in the twentieth century.
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