Dialogue with Zoila Mendoza

January 2nd, 2010 | Posted in: Events | by ilagos

Performance in the Andes

Speaker: Zoila Mendoza, professor, Native American Studies, UC Davis
Day: January 28, 2010
Time: 11:00 am
Place: TBA

Join us for a dialogue with Native American Studies Professor Zoila Mendoza. She will be presenting her latest research in Peru.  Cluster members can review the material posted in SmartSite prior to the meeting.

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Simposio 2009

October 16th, 2009 | Posted in: Events | by Arturo

Estudios culturales en las Américas: compromiso, colaboración, transformación

Fecha: lunes-martes-miércoles 26-27-28 de octubre de 2009
Hora: 4:00-7:00PM
Lugar: 126 Voorhies (entrada libre)

topographic_americaEn años recientes han tomado mayor relevancia los cuestionamientos realizados desde el campo de los estudios culturales a las diversas disciplinas pertenecientes a las humanidades y ciencias sociales. Además de lo cual, este proyecto intelectual ha establecido, con cierta velocidad, sus propios espacios institucionales, tales como programas de posgrado, series de libros, congresos y coloquios, revistas especializadas, etc. tanto en América Latina como dentro de los campos de estudios latinoamericanos y estudios latinos en los Estados Unidos (igual que en otros lugares: Canadá, Europa, Australia, etc.).  Mas información

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Presentation by Marisol de la Cadena

October 10th, 2009 | Posted in: Events | by Arturo

Taking Indigenous Politics on its Own Terms Requires an Analysis Beyond “Politics”

Speaker: Marisol de la Cadena, Associate Professor, Anthropology, UC Davis
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Time: 4-6PM
Location: 3201 Hart Hall

Marisol de la CadenaIndigenous politics in Latin America has been branded as ‘ethnic politics,’ a quest to make ‘indigenous cultural rights’ prevail. Yet, what if ‘culture’ is insufficient, even an inadequate notion, to conceptualize the challenge that indigenous politics currently represent? Drawing ethnographic inspiration from recent events in the Andes I argue that current indigenous movements propose an ontological pluralization of politics as they conjure sentient entities (mountains, water, and soil-i.e. what we call nature) into the public political arena. Epistemically, this process cancels the nature-culture divide central to modern forms of representation, and exceeds notions of plurality conceived as the opening of politics to the participation of humans marked by gender, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religious belief–or any other diacritic of human difference.

Co-sponsor: Latin@American Cultural Studies Research Cluster

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Presentation by Diana Taylor

October 1st, 2009 | Posted in: Events | by Arturo

Trauma as Durational Performance: A Walk Through Villa Grimaldi

Speaker: Diana Taylor,  Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU; Founding Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Date:  Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009
Time:  4:00-6:00PM
Location:  126 Voorhies

Diana TaylorVilla Grimaldi was a country estate in suburban Santiago that was turned into a covert prison and torture center during the Pinochet dictatorship. The property, mostly leveled, was rescued as something of a museum of memory al fresco in recent years.

This event is cosponsored by: Cultural Studies Graduate Group, Department of Spanish, Department of Theater and Dance, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory and Hemispheric Institute on the Americas.

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Informal Discussion with Luz Mena

April 1st, 2009 | Posted in: Events | by Arturo

Unsung Architects: Free Blacks in 19th Century Havana (1830s-1840s)

Speaker: Luz Mena, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Geography (UC Davis)
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time: 1:00-2:30PM
Location: HIA Conference Room (5214 SS&H)

Luz MenaLuz Mena is a Cultural Geographer who works on race and gender issues in colonial relations, gendered configurations in political violence, the body as prime site of space production, and spatial constructions in music and dance. Her regional emphasis is Latin America with a focus in Cuba. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2001. Members of the supercluster, please read Luz’s book prospectus, posted on SmartSite, prior to the meeting.

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