A Discussion of Gender and Identity in Cuba

Dr. Julio César González Pagés

Passing as a Man: A Discussion of Gender and Identity in Cuba with Julio César González Pagés
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 2:00-4:00 pm Mary Graydon Center, Rm 245, American University
With discussion by: Dr. Eileen Findlay, Associate Professor, Dept. of History, American University Dr. Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, American University
This round table will feature the distinguished Cuban historian Julio César González discussing his most recent book, Por andar vestida de hombre, which chronicles the life of Swiss physician Enriqueta Favez, who practiced medicine during the early nineteenth century in the Napoleonic Wars and in Cuba. Considered female at birth, Favez self-identified and lived as a man, and was among the earliest documented transsexuals. Inspired by the life and works of Favez, this round table will consider the changing significance and status of gender in contemporary Cuba and Latin America.
Sponsered by Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, American University
For more information contact Inés Luengo de Krom at luengode@american.edu