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Human rights activist Alice Driver to speak at Bridgewater College

bridgewaterDr. Alice Driver, a human rights activist, will speak on Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

The program is free and open to the public.

Driver earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic studies from the University of Kentucky. In 2012, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in mexico City, where she worked with the Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte to conduct research on the U.S.-mexico border, immigration, poverty and violence against women.

Her writing has been featured in publications including Ms. MagazineWomen’s Media Center and Vela, and her photography has appeared in National Geographic.

She is currently working as a translator for the Inter-American Development Bank on a 200,000 word project related to energy infrastructure in Central American countries.

Driver’s book More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico is scheduled for publication by the University of Arizona Press in 2015.

She recently completed a short documentary about photojournalists in Juárez, mexico. The film is based on interviews with photojournalist and crime scene photographers Julián Cardona, Jaime Bailleres, Lucio Soria and Itzel Aguilera.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate students.

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