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Lecture by Dr. Michael Stanfield, "Beauty, Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia"

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When: Oct 19, 2015 - 03:00pm - Oct 19, 2015 - 04:30pm

Where: History Department Common Room, Mesa Vista Hall 1104

"Beauty, Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia,"

A lecture by Dr. Michael Stanfield (Ph.D. The University of New Mexico)
Professor of History, University of San Francisco

Based on his 2013 monograph, Of Beast and Beauty: Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia (University of Texas Press, 2013), Dr. Stanfield will discuss trace the evolutions of the Colombian standards of beauty since 1845. He will explore their significance to and symbiotic relationship with violence and inequality in the country. Arguing that beauty holds not only social power but also economic and political power, he positions it as a pacific and inclusive influence in a country “ripped apart by violence, private armies, seizures of land, and abuse of governmental authority, one hoping that female beauty could save it from the ravages of the male beast.”