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Congratulations Ryan Patterson (History ’16)!

Ryan Patterson’s undergraduate thesis, “Resistance and Resilience:  Politicized Art and Anti-Feminicide Activism in Ciudad Juárez and Abroad,” published in The Yale Historical Review.

The murder of women is neither a new phenomenon nor a topic of historical research that has garnered a large body of research. In this essay, Ryan Bailey Patterson, University of Oregon ’16, delves into the topic of feminicide, studying the gendered contexts of the murder of women in terms of pervasive patriarchal power structures. Patterson focuses much of her analysis on the feminicides of Ciudad Juárez, looking at the role of politicized visual art in combatting the troubling trend. This essay follows a grassroots art movement that evolved into a transnational fight for basic human rights. Read more…