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Women and war in Latin America

April 12, 2012

Lorraine Bayard de Volo, Ph.D., has conducted field work in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, and Cuba, exploring the place women hold in the theaters of war, revolution, and social movements in these countries. De Volo will speak in connection with the Gender and Sexuality Lecture Series.

De Volo's book, 'Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs,' describes the unprecedented, collective, and non-violent action of Nicaraguan women during the Nicaraguan revolution. Wednesday, April 18
1-3 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Grey Rock Room,

Join the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research for the second speaker in the Gender and Sexuality Lecture Series.  

Lorraine Bayard de Volo, Ph.D., presents, "Before it was a war of bullets: Now it is a war of the stomach: Gender and the Continuum of Violence in Latin America."

Gender informs war, social movements

Lorraine Bayard de Volo is an associate professor of Women and Gender Studies at CU-Boulder. Her areas of interest include gender as it interacts with and informs:

  • war
  • revolution
  • political violence
  • social movements

Her regional area of specialization is Latin America, and she has done fieldwork in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico (Chiapas), and most particularly Nicaragua. Her current research is based upon grants she received from the National Science Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace.

She is currently working on a comparative research project on women, war, and peace processes in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua.

Dialogue with our speaker

A question & answer session will follow and light refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Eulanda Sanders
Phone: (970) 491-2882