Dr. Karla Kral and Dr. Claudia Prado-Meza

This event is in collaboration with the UIS ECCE Series.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

7:00pm via Zoom


Meeting ID: 825 3640 6705

Password: 437198

This event will feature two current professors and researchers from the University of Colima, Mexico (UCOL).  Dr. Karla Kral will examine the role of feminist activism during the fourth wave  feminism and Dr. Prado-Meza will explore a group of women entrepreneurs known as the “nenis” to help recover from the economic crisis driven by the COVID 19 pandemic and the policies that ensued. Both lecturers will discuss the role of digital platforms as strategies to communicate their messages from the Southwestern State of Colima, Mexico.


Dr. Claudia Prado-Meza
Dr. Karla Kral

Claudia M. Prado-Meza has been a professor at the Faculty of Economics, Universidad de Colima, México, since she graduated with a Ph.D. in Sustainable Agriculture and a certificate in Social Justice in Higher Education from Iowa State University in 2013. Her interests are qualitative methods in business research, gender, and internationalization at home. She is part of the research work group "UCOL-CA-109 Transdisciplinary Business Studies", which is part of the Research Network on public policies on equality and labor participation with a gender perspective.

Karla K. Kral has a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology (University of Kansas, 2004).  Since 2005, she has been a full-time professor in the University of Colima, Pedagogy Department, where she is a member of the research group “Historical and Gender Studies in Education.”  Her general research focuses on how gender and culture shape educational identities, experiences and opportunities.  She received special recognition by the State Congress of Colima for her contributions in the area of pedagogy in March of 2018 (Presea “Celsa Virgen Pérez”).