Hall Center: Latin American Seminar - Fall 2011
The Latin American Seminar takes a different regional or topical focus every one or two years within the larger Latin American context, and with an interdisciplinary approach. The ongoing seminar will feature scholarship in the humanities as well as the social and physical sciences. KU faculty and graduate students who would like to present a paper in the seminar or want to suggest a speaker should contact Geraldo de Sousa (Acting Director of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, 864-1126, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Seminars are open to all graduate students, faculty and staff of the University of Kansas and their guests. All seminars meet in the Hall Center Seminar Room unless otherwise noted. No prior registration is required.
For more information, contact or visit the website of The Hall Center for the Humanities.
Fall 2011 Schedule
The seminar explores the regional, topical, and methodological research strengths and concerns of the KU Latin Americanist faculty and graduate students. The 2011-2012 theme, "Latin American Indigenous Identity in the Global Diaspora," focuses on how indigenous peoples are reshaping their identities in a transnational world. For more information, contact John Hoopes (Anthropology, 864-2635, email@example.com), Peter Herlihy (Geography, 864-4292, firstname.lastname@example.org), Elizabeth Kuznesof (History/Center of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, 864-4213, email@example.com), or Brent Metz (Anthropology, 864-2631, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Seminars: Latin American Seminar
- Friday, September 23, 2011: Jose Drummond (Visiting Fellow, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University; Professor at Center for Sustainable Development, Universidade de Brasília) - "Protected Areas Versus Areas Dedicated to Agriculture and Infrastructure in Brazil: Is There Room for Everybody?" 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Hall Center Seminar Room.
- Friday, October 07, 2011: Claire Wolnitsy (MA Student in History) - "The Race to Nicaragua: Anglo-Saxonism and Regeneration in William Walker's Empire.” 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Hall Center Seminar Room.
- Friday, October 21, 2011: Michelle Wibbelsman (Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Texas, Austin) - "Migration, Diaspora, and Cosmopolitanism: Otavalan Communities on the Move" 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Hall Center Seminar Room
- Monday, October 24, 2011: Roberta Johnson (Spanish & Portuguese, UCLA) - "Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory" 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Hall Center Conference Hall
- Friday, October 28, 2011: Patricia Foxen (National Council of La Raza) - "Providence Revisited: Transnational Maya in the Era of Mass Deportation." 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Hall Center Seminar Room.
- Thursday, November 18, 2011: John Hoopes (Associate Professor of Anthropology) - "Shamans of the Apocalypse: Mesoamerican Identities and the Invention of Sacred Tradition." 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Hall Center Seminar Room
- Thursday December 08, 2011: Meghan Webb (PhD Candidate in Anthropology) - “‘Have You Heard the One About...': Humor and Migration among the Kaqchikel and K'iche’ of Guatemala.” 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Hall Center Seminar Room
To see past semester's Hall Center: Latin American Seminars see below: