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The Long and the Short of It: Imagining Latin American History — Mary Weismantel and James Mahoney in Dialogue

When: Thursday, October 7, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Online

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic


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Please join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program for this dialogue between two members of our faculty, Mary Weismantel and James Mahoney.

Mary Weismantel is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern, and is affiliated with the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. A cultural anthropologist, she writes about indigeneity in the Americas, with a focus on Andean South America (Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia). Her work engages new materialisms, decoloniality, and temporality, as well as [trans]gender, sexualities, and ontologies of the nonhuman. She also teaches about race and racism, Latin America, and ethnographic methods and writing. She is the author of Food, Gender and Poverty in the Ecuadorian Andes (1989), Cholas and Pishtacos: Tales of Race and Sex in the Andes (2001), and Playing with Things: Engaging the Moche Sex Pots (2021).

James Mahoney is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology, and Professor of Political Science, at Northwestern. He is a comparative-historical researcher with interests in political development, Latin America, and methodology. His many books include Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective (2010), Explaining Institutional Change: Ambiguity, Agency, and Power (co-editor, 2010), A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences (co-author, 2012), Advances in Comparative-Historical Analysis (co-editor, 2015), The Production of Knowledge: Enhancing Progress in Social Science (co-editor, 2020), and The Logic of Social Science (2021).

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