The Wake Forest Department of Sociology will host Dr. Roberta Villalón and our distinguished guest speaker in the 2023 speaker series covering Societies in Crisis: Inequities and Social Change. Dr. Villalón is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at St. John’s University and is also the president-elect of Sociologists for Women in Society. Dr. Villalón will share the main findings of her most recent book “Migration, Health, and Inequalities: Critical Activist Research across Ecuadorean Borders” (Bristol University Press, 2022), and highlight how the application of a Latin+ feminist sociological approach was central to her project. Drawing from field research spanning Ecuador, the United States, and Spain from 2015 to 2019, her book offers a nuanced sociological understanding of the impact of outward and return migration on health and well-being. By weaving accounts of migrants, non-migrating relatives, and health and migrant service providers, and contextualizing Ecuadorean with other Latin American cases with similar migratory routes, Villalón will offer a thorough picture of interpersonal, institutional, and structural mechanisms of marginalization and resistance from the ground up.
We invite you to join us Wednesday, February 8, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Tribble Hall, Room A110 DeTamble Auditorium.