Trinity University’s Mexico, the Americas, and Spain (MAS) Program is hosting a free lecture by Elizabeth Farfán-Santos, Ph.D., on Monday, Nov.7, 2022, at 6 p.m., at Trinity University’s William Knox Holt Center (106 Oakmont Court). Farfán-Santos will present her new book Undocumented Mothers: Conversations about Love, Trauma, and Border Crossing.

The book describes several years of conversations between Farfán-Santos and Claudia, an undocumented Mexican immigrant in Houston who is struggling to raise a daughter who has a hearing disability. In the book Farfán-Santos, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, also tells the story of her own experiences being sent to live with relatives in Mexico as her parents struggled to make a living in the U.S., health problems her family suffered, and her own experiences as the mother of young children.

Farfán-Santos’ book is described as a “beautiful gift of intimate, vulnerable, and compassionate ethnography where women’s voices leap from the page, speaking truth to power boldly and deeply.” Farfán-Santos is also the author of numerous articles as well as the book Black Bodies, Black Rights: The Politics of Quilombolismo in Contemporary Brazil. She received her B.A. at Trinity University, and her doctorate in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught at the University of Houston and at the UT Health Science Center in Houston.

Book talk at the University of Texas San Antonio

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Talk on Undocumented Motherhood at UTSA sponsored by the Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Mexico Center, and the History Department.

CELLS Winter Speaker Series, Center for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, Leibniz University of Hannover

Thursday, November 17, 2022
10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Virtual Broadcast

Discussing Undocumented Motherhood in the Literary Imagination in Science, Technology, and Society Winter Speaker Series. This talk will be done via zoom. Please visit the event website for details and link information.

Brazos Book Reading
Saturday, November 19, 2022
6:30 PM 8:00 PM
Brazos Book Store 2421
Bissonnet Street Houston,
TX 77005