Thanks so much for your response. You are making some wonderful points I had not considered.
In recent years, scholars from across a variety of disciplinary fields have initiated studies
exploring gender and intimacy across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Some of the most exciting
and innovating work has begun to examine how notions of gender as well as masculinity and
femininity shape emotional and personal relations with partners, spouses, children, and extended
family members and how those relationships, in turn, impact their experiences with migration,
community formation, and their interactions with the state, among other topics.
I will be giving a talk in April for a Jewish genetics and genealogy seminar. I will be discussing how to do a family oral history project and how to help family members open up about memories. Because the focus is on interviewing family members, should I bring up legal issues such as signing a release form?
International Workshop: École française de Rome, Piazza Navona, 62,
Collection Name: Murphy Collection of Van Alen Papers
Malinda Maynor Lowery, whom I am honored to call my friend, observes in the introduction to Lumbees in the Jim Crow South (2010) that identity within the Lumbee nation hinges largely on the question “Who's your people?” (p. xiii) The question refers to the respondant's family, her biological and affinal relatives, rather than her national identity.
A colleague & I are looking for a few more historians to join us in forming a panel on the general topic of " Family, Gender & Politics in 19th-century Spanish America" to be presented at next year's meeting of the Southern Hiistorical Association/Latin American and Caribbean Section in St. Pete Beach, FL (Nov. 2-5, 2016). We have 2 paper proposals so far (one on Colombia, another on Guatemala) and are looking for one or two more, plus a moderator/discussant.