April 08, 2008
Debra Castillo, professor of Hispanic Studies at Cornell University, will give a talk, "Borders and Identities: Sex Workers in Tijuana," at 4 p.m., Friday, April 18, in Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
Castillo has written and edited ten books, including "Talking Back: Strategies for a Latin American Feminist Literary Criticism," "Easy Women: Sex and Gender in Modern Mexican Fiction," and "Border Women: Writing from La Frontera," co-authored with Maria Socorro Tabuenca Cordoba. Her most recent book, "Re-dreaming America: Toward a Bilingual Understanding of American Literature," focuses on American authors who write in Spanish.
Castillo is the Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Emerson Hinchliff Professor of Hispanic Studies, and Professor of Romance Studies and Comparative Literature at Cornell University.
The lecture is sponsored by the Knox College Center for Global Studies.
Founded in 1837, Knox is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, with students from 45 states and 44 nations. Knox's 'Old Main' is a National Historic Landmark and the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.