Lecture: "Why Gender Matters to Sustainability: Engaging the Public in a Meaningful Conversation" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Lecture: "Why Gender Matters to Sustainability: Engaging the Public in a Meaningful Conversation"

March 30, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Maria L. Cruz-Torres, Arizona State University

Sponsored by GSWS and the Provost's Sustainability Initiative. Consponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies.

 

This lecture addresses the challenges of assessing the interrelationship between gender and sustainability. It focuses on the manner in which a gender analysis can provide important insights to understand the roles of households and communities in creating long-term strategies conducive to more sustainable livelihoods. It also discusses how processes such as economic development and global environmental change affect people at the local level. Drawing from specific case studies from Latin America, Dr. Cruz-Torres will discuss the complex daily struggles, failures, and successes of people; and how these impede or stimulate a path towards sustainability.

 

 

Dr. María L. Cruz-Torres, Associate Professor at Arizona State University is a cultural anthropologist whose areas of teaching and research include: political ecology; impact of globalization upon local communities and households; gender and work; gender, sustainability and the environment; and the environmental and social aspects of natural resource management. She earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University, and has conducted anthropological ethnographic research in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Southern Florida. She is the author of Lives of Dust and Water: An Anthropology of Change and Resistance in Northwestern Mexico (University of Arizona Press); and co-editor of Gender and Sustainability: Lessons from Asia and Latin America (University of Arizona Press).

 

 

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