Breakfast with Scholar: Dr. Christine Vega, co-editor of The Chicana Motherwork Anthology, Monday, November 18, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Charles E. Merrill Lounge

November 18, 2019

By , RCA Director 


Join us for a “Breakfast with Scholar” gathering with Dr. Christine Vega, co-editor of The Chicana Motherwork Anthology(University of Arizona Press, 2019). Scholars from this anthology center the framework of motherwork, a feminist concept that recognizes, validates, and centers the too often unseen and unrecognized forms of labor done by Chicana and Women of Color mother-scholars. Merging the Chicana/Latina tradition of testimonios, this anthology aims to imagine and realize the ability to thrive in and outside of academia. 

Organized into four parts -- (1) separation, migration, state violence, and detention; (2) Chicana/Latina/WOC mother-activists; (3) intergenerational mothering; and (4) loss, reproductive justice, and holistic pregnancy – this anthology “addresses the layers of care work needed for collective resistance to structural oppression and inequality.”

RSVP is requested, though not required, so we can plan accordingly for food.



img_5291.pngDr. Christine Vega received her Ph.D. in Education (Race and Ethnic Studies) from the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. Her dissertation explored the racial and gender disparities in the lives of first-generation Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Motherscholars in Ph.D. programs in the U.S. Southwest. Christine is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Education at CSU Fort Collins working with the Center for Educator Preparation and Los Caminos. Christine holds an M.A. in Education from the University of Utah and a B.A. in Gender and Chicana/o Studies from UCLA. Christine is a first-generation transfer student born and raised in Pacoima, California having earned her Liberal Arts Degree from Los Angeles Mission College. Her roots are central to community organizing, spirituality, and activism.


This event is co-sponsored by Oakes College