UO Authors, Book Talks

Wednesday, November 6, Knight Library Browsing Room

Wednesday, November 6 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Book cover, Care Across Generations: Solidarity and Sacrifice in Transnational Families by Kristin E. Yarris


Join us for a 30-minute presentation by author Kristin Yarris (Associate Professor, International Studies) about her book, Care Across Generations: Solidarity and Sacrifice in Transnational Families, followed by Q&A, a book signing, and light refreshments in the Knight Library Browsing Room.

Care Across Generations takes a close look at grandmother care in Nicaraguan transnational families, examining both the structural and gendered inequalities that motivate migration and caregiving as well as the cultural values that sustain intergenerational care. Kristin E. Yarris broadens the transnational migrant story beyond the parent-child relationship, situating care across generations and embedded within the kinship networks in sending countries.
Rather than casting the consequences of women's migration in migrant-sending countries solely in terms of a "care deficit," Yarris shows how intergenerational reconfigurations of care serve as a resource for the wellbeing of children and other family members who stay behind after transnational migration. Moving our perspective across borders and over generations, Care Across Generations shows the social and moral value of intergenerational care for contemporary transnational families.

The publication of a book is a major achievement for authors and universities, representing significant investments of research, creativity, time, and resources. UO Authors, Book Talks is a pilot series that will celebrate books published by UO faculty authors. The two-part series will occur during the 2019-2020 academic year, with one event featuring one author in fall and winter.

Sponsored by Office of the Provost, UO Libraries, and College of Arts and Sciences.


This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email libadmin@uoregon.edu.