Sylvanna M. Falcón, “Finding ‘Light born in darkness:’ The Urgency of Feminist Activism in These Times”

February 6, 2020
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St., UO campus

Lorwin Lectureship Series 

“Finding ‘Light born in darkness:’ The Urgency of Feminist Activism in These Times”

Sylvanna M. Falcón, University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Sylvanna M. Falcón is an associate professor in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) and the director of the Research Center for the Americas at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research and teaching interests are in human rights activism, transnational feminism, racism and antiracism, and transitional justice in Peru. 

Sylvanna M. Falcón

She is the author of the award-winning book Power Interrupted: Antiracist and Feminist Activists inside the United Nations, [University of Washington Press, 2016 – awarded the National Women’s Studies Association Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Award] and the co-editor of New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights [Routledge, 2011]. 

Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including International Journal of Transitional JusticeFrontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Feminist Formations, Journal of Women’s HistoryGender & Society, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Societies Without Borders, and Social Justice. 

She is a former UN co-consultant to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. She is also the producer and host of a weekly public affairs radio program called Voces Críticas/ Critical Voices, which seeks to decolonize the university one broadcast at a time.

This year’s Lorwin Lecture series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

The Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is funded by a gift from Val and Madge Lorwin to the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences and School of Law.