Gendered Journeys: Women, Migration, Sexuality, and Language with Dr. Oliva Espin

Gendered Journeys: Women, Migration, Sexuality, and Language with Dr. Oliva Espin


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What is the impact of migration on the lives of women? Is migration experienced differently by men and women? What is the impact of intersections of gender, race, class, ethnicity, educational level, and sexuality on the experience of migration for women? This conversation will tackle these intriguing questions of great relevance at the present time when immigration policies are such a “hot” topic all over the world.

Although the subject of immigration is widely known, the individual experience and motivations of immigrants may be lost in the political discussions. The immigrant is usually perceived as male, but women and girls are half of the international migrants. In this seminar, we aim to discover the voices of women immigrants/refugees from a variety of cultural backgrounds to understand the diversity or commonality of the socio-political forces that have produced those voices and/or silenced them.

Led by an expert on women’s experience of migration, Dr. Oliva M. Espín, this interactive seminar will follow Dr. Espín’s presentation on Psychology Day at the United Nations on the topic of women’s experiences in international migration. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased awareness of the participation and experience of women immigrants in the world.

Oliva M. Espín is Professor Emerita in the Department of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University and the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Espín was a pioneer in the practice and theory of feminist therapy with women from different cultural backgrounds. A native of Cuba, she received her BA in Psychology from the University of Costa Rica and her PhD from the University of Florida. She did post-doctoral work at Harvard University with a fellowship from NIMH. Dr. Espín held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Gender Studies at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. She has taught psychology of women, psychology of immigrants and refugees, issues of privilege and oppression, psychological perspectives on saints' histories, and other topics. She has presented at national and international conferences and published articles and books on women immigrants and refugees, language in therapy with fluent bilinguals, historical memory and memoir, and feminist psychological understandings of women saints. She recently published Gendered Journeys: Women, Migration, and Feminist Psychology (2015) and Women, Sainthood, and Power: A Feminist Psychology of Cultural Constructions (2020). Her most recent book is My Native Land is Memory: Stories of a Cuban Childhood (2020).

This conversation is not suitable for children under age 16

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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