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Spring 2009 Archive

April 15, 9am – 3pm
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World Bank Lead Engineer on Environment
in Latin America
Plant and Environmental Science, room 3001

Brown Bag Series
April 22, noon
SSH 5214

CARLOS PUENTE (Land, Air and Water Resources)

“An Ancient Call to Peace via Modern Science"


Wed., April 29, noon
HIA Summer Fellows Fieldwork Presentations
- Part II
SSH 5214

Brown Bag Series
May 6, noon

(Urban Planning, State University of Morelos, Mexico)
"The Electronic Eyes of Justice: Surveillance,
Territory and the Rule of Law in Mexico City"
SSH 5214

Friday, May 8
3 - 4:30 p.m.
From Ghana and Kenya to
St. Lucia:
The Foundational Role of Women's
Economic Rights and a Research Journey

Claire Robertson
Professor of Women's Studies and History
Ohio State University

Andrews Room, SSH

May 13,  noon

ZOILA MENDOZA (Native American Studies, UCD)
"Pilgrimage and Performance in Quechua Society"
SSH 5214

May 20, noon
"Canadian Slavery, American Freedom: Fugitives, the Border, and the State in Early North America"
SSH 5214

May 21, 4-6 pm
DIANA TAYLOR (Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, NYU)
"Trauma as Durational Performance: A Walk Through Villa Grimaldi"
126 Voorhies

(Villa Grimaldi was a country estate in the outskirts of 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.)

Diana Taylor (PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Washington)
is University Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU,
where she is the Founding Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. 
She is author of /The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas/
(book awards from MLA and Association of Theater in Higher Education), /
Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's "Dirty War"/
and Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America, and coeditor of /Stages of Conflict:
A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance/,
Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform, among others.

Friday, May 29 4 pm
"Pinochet's Cadaver as Ruin and Palampsest"
912 Sproul

Reception following

Tuesday, June 2 3 pm
"WWII Rendition and the Japanese Latin American Struggle for Justice"
194 Young Hall

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