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Latin Americans in Italy: Migration, Religion, and Gender

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Based on fieldwork among Catholic Latin American migrants (mostly women caregivers)
 and religious orders in Rome, Valentina Napolitano argues 
that current Latin American migration to Italy is an Atlantic Return from the Americas 
that holds the possibility for rejuvenation of the Catholic Church, while also generating anxieties over its possible pollution. Associate professor
 of anthropology and the director of Latin American Studies at the University of Toronto, Valentina Napolitanos newest project is Bordering Madonnas and the New Evangelization at the US/ Mexico Border and in Palestine. This event is co-sponsored with Columbia Universitys Institute of Latin American Studies. Sponsored by the Barnard Forum on Migration. For more information, visit barnard.edu/fom.
For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.
Categories: Academic: Lecture