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February 2, 2022

Women Crossing Borders: Family Migrations, 1890-1965

A Presentation by Larisa Veloz

Event Series: Crossing Borders: Leaving Home, Making New Lives, Sustaining Communities

Showing the Women Crossing Borders: Family Migrations, 1890-1965 Video

This talk focused on Mexican migration to the United States throughout the twentieth century. It examined how families lived in multiple landscapes, forged binational livelihoods, and navigated their way through the construction of physical borders and gendered barriers. Through the lens of family, women, and gender, University of Texas professor Larisa Veloz and Georgetown's John Tutino explored how migrations impact, divide, and reconstitute families, and also how binational family units tie together the histories of Mexico and the United States throughout and beyond the borderlands.

This event was hosted by the Georgetown College Americas Forum and co-sponsored by the Georgetown Americas Institute.


Larisa Veloz is an assistant professor of history at the University of Texas, El Paso. She received an M.A. in Latin American and Iberian studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Ph.D. from Georgetown University. Her forthcoming manuscript, "Even the Women are Leaving: Family Migration and Mexican Migrant Women Across the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1890-1965," explores the history of Mexican migrant families, women, and gender. Her current project focuses on the oral histories of Mexican migrant women during the latter part of the twentieth century.

John Tutino (moderator) is professor of history and international affairs and director of the Georgetown College Americas Forum at Georgetown University. He studies the long-term history of Mexican communities in the context of global capitalism. His work includes The Mexican Heartland: How Communities Made Capitalism, a Nation, and World History, 1500-2000 (2018) and two edited volumes on Mexico and Mexicans in the Making of the United States (2012) and New World Cities: Challenges of Urbanization and Globalization in the Americas (2019).