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Center for Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Andrea Medrado (University of Westminster)

When: Thursday, April 28, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Latinx Digital Media  

Group: Center for Latinx Digital Media

Co-Sponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic


Throughout the academic year, the Center for Latinx Digital Media invites you to a series of weekly seminars held over Zoom on Thursdays. You can now register (click here) to the upcoming seminar of the Spring 2022 quarter, happening on April 28, at 12-1 PM US CT.

Prof. Andrea Medrado (University of Westminster) will give a presentation entitled “South-to-South media activism and artivism to fight marginalisation in the Global South.”

Abstract: This presentation analyses experiences in which Brazilian and Kenyan “artivists” challenge colonial hierarchies that devalue Global Southern histories and stories. It asks: how can creative practices be used as tools for movement building? It argues that South-to-South artivism results from the interconnections between notions of pluriversality, incompleteness and humility, which stem from Latin American and African scholarship. When marginalised groups express themselves through artivism, this can have a binding nature, creating transformative narratives.

Dr. Andrea Medrado is a Lecturer at the University of Westminster. She also worked as an Associate Professor at the Federal Fluminense University. Andrea was the Co-Investigator for the eVoices Network (AHRC), focusing on media activism to fight against marginalisation in the Global South. She is currently IAMCR’s Vice President.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Radio/Television/Film, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

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