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Violent Margins: Concepts, People and Places — A Conversation between Ana Arjona & Paul Gillingham

When: Friday, April 8, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Central

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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


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Please join us (on Zoom) for a conversation between LACS Program Faculty Affiliates Ana Arjona (Department of Political Science) and Paul Gillingham (Department of History).

Ana Arjona is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies for the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Northwestern University. Her research investigates the dynamics and legacies of organized violence, especially civil wars and organized crime, local governance, state building, and the foundations of political order. She is the author of the award-winning book Rebelocracy: Social Order in the Colombian Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2016), co-editor of Rebel Governance in Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and author of several articles and book chapters. She was the Director of the Center for the Study of Security and Drugs at Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia in 2018-2019, where she is now Associate Researcher. She has been a Fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Paul Gillingham is Professor of History at Northwestern and is a faculty affiliate (and former director) of the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program. He is a historian of modern Mexico and Latin America, specializing in politics, culture and violence. His first book, Cuauhtémoc’s Bones: Forging National Identity in Modern Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2011), examines nationalism through the story of the forged tomb of the last Aztec emperor. His latest book is Unrevolutionary Mexico: The Birth of a Strange Dictatorship (Yale University Press, 2021). It was awarded the Conference on Latin American History’s Mexican history prize. He is co-editor of Dictablanda: Politics, Work, and Culture in Mexico, 1938-1968 (Duke University Press, 2014) and Journalism, Satire, and Censorship in Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2019). He co-edits the book series Violence in Latin American History published by the University of California Press.

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