Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Enter the Postcolonial Middle Class: Iberian Labor Migrants in 21st Century Lima, Peru

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When: Friday, January 18, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


The 2008 economic crisis pushed a large number of Spanish citizens to migrate in search of job opportunities abroad, including in former Spanish colonies. This talk will discuss how individuals use history to contextualize macroeconomic shifts in everyday conversations, and how this allows for an investigation of postcolonial nationhood in Peru.

Diego Arispe-Bazán is a Buffett Institute Postdoctoral Fellow who received his PhD from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. A linguistic and cultural anthropologist, he is focused on the schism in how Spanish and Peruvian citizens valorize the colonial past, and how differences in dialectal forms reaffirm ideas about national belonging based on ideologies surrounding colonization. Diego is one of the organizers of the Thinking Andean Studies conference series and a co-producer of the American Anthropological Association’s flagship podcast, "Anthropological Airwaves."

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

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