Video Available | Publication Lecture with Deborah E. Kanter: Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican
This event featured Deborah E. Kanter speaking on themes from her 2020 publication Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican. This event was cosponsored by the Department of History.
February 23, 2021
4:00 - 5:15 PM CST
This event was free and open to the public. Registration required.
|Deborah E. Kanter is professor of history at Albion College in Michigan where she teaches U.S. Latino, Latin American, and immigration history. A Chicago native, she lived and worked in Mexico for over four years which led to her first book, Hijos del Pueblo: Gender, Family, and Community in Rural Mexico. She is now researching Catholic ministry to farmworkers in the Bracero era.
|Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz is a sociocultural anthropologist with research and teaching interests in political economy, migration, Latinos/as in the U.S., race and class, applied anthropology, and urban ethnography. Her research with unauthorized immigrants in Chicago has explored how these workers negotiate perceptions of their labor as they struggle to attain autonomy, security, and dignity as undocumented immigrants in the United States. Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz has also been an ethnographer and organizer in Chicago’s immigrant rights movement since 2006. In addition, Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz has done fieldwork in Chicago’s Pilsen and West Rogers Park neighborhoods as part of a Field Museum project on Chicago residents’ engagement with local environments and beliefs about climate change. The reports from that work can be found on the Field Museum website. As an applied anthropologist, Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz believes in making anthropological research more accessible to a general audience, and she is a founding member and regular contributor to the blog, “Stop Raids, Detentions and Deportations.”|