Workshop on Social Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Contact: Leandro Benmergui (email@example.com) and Patricio Korzeniewicz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meets: Monthly on Mondays: Feb.22, Mar. 22, Apr. 19
Time: 12:00- 1:00pm
Location: 2120 Francis Scott Key
The proposed workshop seeks to study new patterns of social inequality and government responses in Latin America from a multidisciplinary perspective. To that end, we also seek to explore the historical dimensions that explain social inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean. Analytical categories are not confined to the concept of class. We assume that the historical, political, sociological, economic, and cultural aspects of social inequality also need to be understood by studying notions of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. We hope that the encounter of faculty and graduate students from different fields will provide an enriching environment in which to debate, exchange, and broaden the conceptualization and understanding of the issues at hand.
Workshop in Indigenous Language and Culture in Latin America
Contact: Janet Chernela (email@example.com)
Meets: One Wednesday per month, Seminar Room, Woods Hall.
Contact Organizers For Times: Future dates are planned at each meeting.
Location: Seminar Room, Woods Hall.
The working group in Indigenous Language and Culture meets monthly to discuss themes related to members' research interests. Group members are faculty and graduate students from the fields of philosophy, anthropology, and linguistics. Among the topics discussed are cosmologies and languages among indigenous peoples in Latin America; language, power and the state; and ideologies of language. Meetings take place one Wednesday per month. This group will be hosting a speaker in late April.
Workshop in Environmental Research and Policy in Latin America
Contact: Rodrigo Pinto(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Janet Chernela (email@example.com)
Meets: Meetings take place monthly
Contact Organizers For Times: In order to meet the schedules of members, meetings are planned on line.
Location: This meeting changes location in order to be convenient to all members.
The working group in environmental research and policy in Latin America is comprised of academics and practitioners who meet monthly in members' homes to discuss matters of common concern and publication. Members are graduate students, faculty, and policy practitioners from governmental or non-governmental agencies. The group has discussed a range of topics including: 1) the impact of highway construction on small landholders in the southeastern Amazon; 2) local level partnering and empowerment in environmental projects; 3) binational and multilateral policy-making; 4) academic/consultative/local interactions. Meetings are planned according to participants’ schedules. We hope to hold a conference open to the public in the academic year 2009-2010.