The free, public talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library.

Foster is expected to talk about how Latin American photographers have played a critical role in the visibility of women as social subjects and about how recent work, particularly in Argentina, has emphasized the relationship between women’s history and human rights abuse.

The lecture is sponsored by the Latin American and Latino studies program, Hite Art Institute, the fine arts department, Ekstrom Library’s rare books department, women’s and gender studies department and the classical and modern languages department.

Foster is the regents’ professor of Spanish and women and gender studies at Arizona State, where he has been on faculty since 1966. His research and teaching focus mainly on urban society in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, with an emphasis on women’s history and gender identity. He is a scholar of Spanish and Portuguese literature, film and cultural studies as well as an authority on the history and urban landscape of Phoenix. The author of many books and articles, he recently has researched Latin American documentary filmmaking.