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22nd Sigma Delta Pi Symposium features Isabel M. Córdova

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            KINGSVILLE (April 2, 2019) — The 22nd Annual Sigma Delta Pi Student Symposium will be held Friday, April 12, in the Blue Room in Sam Fore Hall. This year, the featured speaker is Dr. Isabel M. Córdova who will present her talk on Ways of Knowing, Ways of Living: The Shifting Assumptions and Care of the Birthing Body in Late Twentieth Century Puerto Rico.


            The symposium begins at 9 a.m. with Córdova’s talk and continues until 3 p.m. Córdova is an associate professor of Latin American and Latino history at Nazareth College of Rochester, New York. She earned her master’s degree at the University of Puerto Rico and her doctorate at the University of Michigan.


            Her research focuses on 20th Century Puerto Rico, the family, reproduction and medicine and recently has started to explore Rochester Latino history. Beside her work in history, Córdova has dedicated part of her time to the training of social studies teachers and curriculum development in the Rochester public schools.


            Her 2017 book on midwifery entitled Pushing in Silence: Modernizing Puerto Rico and the Medicalization of Childbirth, received the Gloria Anzaldua award in 2018.


            Students presenting at the forum use this time to exchange their research, creative works and words of wisdom in Spanish and English presentations. Each year’s guest speaker should convey the Sigma Delta Pi’s tenets “to go forth under the guidance and teaching of the Spanish language” and “to create bridge linguistic/cultural bridges with other communities.”



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