CANCELED: 2020 Moe Lecture to Explore Reporting in the Margins

Murrow Award-winning investigative journalist Aura Bogado will give the free public lecture on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m.
Posted on March 5th, 2020 by

UPDATE: Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 a.m. — Due to last-minute travel changes, keynote speaker Aura Bogado will not be able to make it to Gustavus for tonight’s scheduled lecture. The Moe Lecture will be rescheduled to a time and date to be determined.

Investigative journalist Aura Bogado, who recently won the Edgar R. Murrow Award for featured reporting, will deliver Gustavus Adolphus College’s 2020 Moe Lecture on Tuesday, March 10. 

Aura Bogado

Bogado currently works for Reveal for the Center for Investigative Reporting, covering migration and immigration. She focuses on children in federal custody, especially at the U.S./Mexico border. Her work humanizes those who are often ignored by the media and shares the stories of people who are hurt by federal policies. 

“I know many Gustavus students who are passionate about working for social change and they don’t always know how to get there,” Gustavus Professor of Political Science and Program Director in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Jill Locke said. “I know students are eager to hear more about what Ms. Bogado sees and experiences at the border and the professional path she has taken to get there.”

Bogado’s background in reporting includes being a staff writer at Grist, the news editor at Colorlines, and a writer for The Nation.

Bogado’s lecture, titled “It’s All a Border: Reporting and Representation in the Margins,” will focus on the challenges of reporting on issues of immigration and migration, as well as the difficulties non-white women reporters have working in a field that’s historically been dominated by white men.

[Bogado] uses her research and writing skills to personalize the stories of detention and separation in particular. I look forward to learning more about how [she] has found and developed platforms for her writing and the impact of the stories she uncovers,” Locke said.

In addition to her lecture, Bogado will be visiting with students in Associate Professor Sharon Marquart’s Feminist Controversies class.

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 in Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall. It is free and open to the public, and will be livestreamed and archived.

Hosted by the Gustavus Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Program, The Moe Visiting Lectureship is endowed by Karin and Robert Moe in honor of their daughter, Kris Burke Moe, class of 1984. Since its inaugural year in 2000, the Moe Lectureship has allowed GWSS to bring top feminist scholars to the Gustavus community. The Moe Lectures represent the interdisciplinary and intersectional nature of the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program, bringing expertise from various field including anthropology, cultural studies, biology, literature, philosophy, history, and law.


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