Latin American history scholar Jane E. Mangan ’91 to discuss issues of family, love and law in sixteenth-century Peru, February 1, 2016

Latin American history scholar Jane E. Mangan will deliver the lecture “Between Obligation and Sentiment:  Family, Love, and the Law in Sixteenth-Century Peru," on Monday, February 1, 5:30pm. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Sanders Classroom Building, Spitzer Auditorium (room 212).

Mangan’s talk will draw from her most recent book, Transatlantic Obligations:  Legal and Cultural Constructions of Family in Conquest-Era Peru and Spain. Transatlantic Obligations explores how families responded to the challenges of colonial expansion: migration, the separation of spouses by distance, and the union of distinct cultural and racial groups.

A scholar of gender, ethnicity, race, and family in colonial Peru/Bolivia, Mangan is a professor of Latin American History and chair of the Latin American Studies Program at Davidson College in North Carolina. She is a 1991 graduate of Vassar with a degree in history and Hispanic Studies. Her books include Trading Roles:  Gender, Ethnicity, and the Urban Economy, Potosí, 1545-1700 and Women of the Iberian Atlantic (co-edited with Sarah E. Owens).

This event is sponsored by the History Department’s Charles C. Griffin Lecture Fund.

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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, January 21, 2016