Lynn Stephen chosen to deliver two prestigious lectures

Lynn Stephen
Lynn Stephen

UO anthropology professor Lynn Stephen has been selected to give two major addresses this year in recognition of her years of scholarship and accomplishments in anthropology and Latin American studies.

In March, Stephen will give the Michael Kearney Memorial Lecture at the meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Pittsburgh. Then in May, Stephen will deliver the LASA/Oxfam America Martin Diskin Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the Latin American Studies Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Kearney Lecture is delivered by an outstanding scholar who explores the intersection of migration, human rights and transnationalism with a specific focus on a contemporary issue or problem. Stephen will discuss “Creating Pre-Emptive Suspects: National Security, Border Defense, and Immigration Policy.”

The Society for Applied Anthropology was founded in 1941 to promote the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of those principles to contemporary issues and problems. It has a membership of over 2,000.

The Diskin Lectureship is offered at each Latin American Studies Association International Congress to an outstanding individual who combines commitments to activism and rigorous scholarship. The association is the largest professional group in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 9,500 members, 45 percent of whom reside outside the United States, the association brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors from across the globe.

Stephen is the director of the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Anthropology.