Northwestern Events Calendar


Conversatorio: WHAT'S GOING ON IN PERU?

When: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

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

Cost: free

Contact: Tiffany Williams-Cobleigh   (847) 491-7980

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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


Please join us online for a discussion about the political upheaval in Peru, particularly in light of President Castillo's self-coup attempt in December.  NOTE: This event starts at 1:10 pm.  Register on Zoom at .

This event is part of our Conversatorio series, conversations about contemporary issues in Latin America and the  Caribbean that focus on a single country. In this Conversatorio, historian  Cecilia Méndez of the University of California Santa Barbara and political scientist Cynthia McClintock of the George Washington University will join Northwestern’s Jorge Coronado to discuss the situation in Peru today.


Partipant Bios:

Cecilia Méndez Gastelumendi is Professor of History at the University of California Santa Barbara.  She specializes in the social and political history of the Peruvian Andes.  She is the author of The Plebeian Republic: The Huanta Rebellion and the Making of the Peruvian State (2005), revised in Spanish as La República Plebeya (2014). She is currently at work on another book project, The Wars Within: Civil Strife, National Imaginings, and the Rural Basis of the Peruvian State.

Cynthia McClintock is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University. She specializes in Latin American politics and United States policy towards Latin America, often with a focus on Peru.  She is the author of Peasant Cooperatives and Political Change in Peru (1981), Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: El Salvador’s FMLN and Peru’s Shining Path (1998), and Electoral Rules and Democracy in Latin America (2018).  She is a recipient of the Orden del Sol del Perú.

Jorge Coronado is Professor of modern Latin American and Andean literatures and cultures at Northwestern University.  He teaches literary and cultural theory, Andean studies, and interdisciplinary approaches to history.  He is the author of The Andes Imagined: Indigenismo, Society, and Modernity (2009) and Portraits in the Andes: Photography and Agency, 1900-1950 (2018).  His current book projects include Lo andino: región, cultura, concepto.

Register Add to Calendar

Add Event To My Group:

Please sign-in