LACIS Upcoming Events

February 27th @ 12:30pm (206 Ingraham Hall)
Free and Open to Public

Dr. Gladys Mitchell-Walthour is a Political Scientist specializing in Brazilian racial politics. Her work examines Afro-Brazilian racial identification and political behavior and opinion. She is currently Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Africology at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. More...

Latin American Community
February 28th @ 10am-11am (206 Ingraham) 

In highly polarized and deeply divided societies restoring cross-group solidarity can be a daunting task, particularly when citizens can no longer imagine the possibility for acts of solidarity with fellow-citizens from other social or political groups. At that point, telling the stories of people who could engage in such acts under the most exacting circumstances may contribute to the narrative reconstruction of cross-group solidarity as something plausible and possible. More...

University Events
February 27th @ Bradley Memorial (4pm)

Malcom Ferdinand is a finalist for a postdoctoral position on "Interrogating the Plantationocene" that will be hosted in the Center for the History of the Environment. Ferdinand holds a PhD in political science and political philosophy from the Université Paris Diderot.

In his talk Ferdinand will explore the narratives in contemporary ecological conflicts regarding the use of pesticides in banana plantations in the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. He will show how inhabitants of these two islands put forth a conceptualization of ecological issues inextricably associated with colonialism and enslavement.

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