March 20, 2000 Geneva, NY – Argentina Teran de Erdman will open the Spring Term of the Fisher Center series at Hobart and William Smith Colleges with an address on Wednesday, April 5, titled “Machismo and Marianismo: Gender Roles in Latin America.” The talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library and the public is invited to attend.
Erdman, who grew up in Mexico City the first born daughter of an Argentinian diplomat and a Basque surgeon, has degrees in law and international relations. After studying in the United States, she first pursued an academic career as a professor of political science at various universities in the U.S. and abroad. Later she joined her native country's diplomatic service and served for 10 years as Mexican consul in Chicago. She has also worked as a consultant for the Art Institute of Chicago and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
A widely traveled and inspiring professional, Erdman brings to the series a unique range of commitments and experiences.
Each Fisher Center lecture is followed the next morning by a seminar with students who want to talk in greater depth with the speaker about his or her topic. Each such seminar is introduced by a faculty member from Hobart and William Smith. The seminar following Erdman's address will be facilitated by Alejandra Molina, assistant professor of modern languages.
The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men was endowed in 1998 with a $1 million gift from Emily and Richard Fisher, whose son graduated from Hobart College in 1993. Creation of the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men reflects a perfect intersection of the Colleges' coordinate history and trends in the study of gender throughout academe.
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