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Conversatorio: La Pandemia de COVID-19 en Latinoamérica


When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Central

Where: Online

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

Cost: Free and open — registration required

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


This event will be in Spanish.

Please join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (on Zoom) for the opening conversatorio of the 2020-2021 academic year, which will focus on the COVID pandemic in Latin America.

About the Speakers

Valeria Coronel is Profesora investigadora in the Department of Sociology and Gender Studies at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales Sede Ecuador (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences) (FLACSO). Her research deals with the transition from oligarchic state to the national social state in the Andean region, forms of mobilization and integration of indigenous political parties. She is interested in the history of social rights formation in the region based on the analysis of social conflict and negotiation of internal borders of class and ethnicity in post-colonial societies. She has published essays on the relationship between corporatism and democratic process in Ecuador. She also examines the historical legacies in contemporary dispute over the character of the state: neoliberalism, new citizenship, left and multinational state.

María Luciana Cadahia is Associate Professor at the Instituto de Estética, Universidad Católica de Chile. She works in the fields of modern and contemporary political theory, focusing on popular sensibility, apparatus, democracy, state and populism in Latin America. Her most recent books are Mediaciones de lo sensible (2017) and El círculo mágico del Estado: feminismo, populismo y antagonismo (2019). Her Seven Essays on Populism, co-authored with Paula Biglieri, is forthcoming in 2021. She has been Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, FLACSO-Ecuador and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and visiting Researcher and Professor at Cornell University, Friedrich Schiller-Universität Jena, Université Paris I (Sorbonne), the University of Brighton and Universidad de Los Andes, and assistant director of the Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS).

Julio César Guanche is a legal and political historian of modern Cuba. His work focuses on republicanism, populism, and constitutional law. In a current project, he is studying the ideas, conflicts, actors, and repertoires of control and contestation that revolve around the pillars of a democratic understanding of republicanism. In Spring 2019 he was the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies at Northwestern. He taught the courses “Independence, Social Change and Revolution in Cuba” and “Law, Liberty, and Revolution in the Caribbean.” He has also taught at universities in Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, and the United States. He authored a citizenship report about Cuba for the European Union Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) and wrote a chapter on constitutionalism in Cuba for The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Latin America (October 2020).

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