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Between faith, activism, and academia: Latin American experiences of intersectionality

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Scott Hall, 107, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Cindy Pingry   (847) 467-1933

Group: Global Religion and Politics Research Group

Co-Sponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic


Please join the Global Religion and Politics Research Group and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program as they host Nicolás Panotto (Associate Researcher of the Institute of International Studies (INTE) at Arturo Prat University in Chile and Professor at Comunidad Teológica de Chile)

In an informal discussion over lunch, Dr. Panotto, Director of the Santiago-based NGO Otros Cruces, will discuss the work of the organization at the intersections of public religion, political activism, and research. Drawing on human rights frameworks, Otros Cruces is an advocacy group focusing on pluralizing religious and secular voices brought to public fora, legal debates, and general awareness in Latin America with the aim of contributing to democratic convivencia (coexistence).

About the speaker:

Nicolás Panotto is a Visiting Scholar in the Center for International and Area Studies at Northwestern and at Garrett Theological Seminary. An Argentinian theologian, he is a graduate of the Instituto Superior Evangélico de Estudios Teológicos (ISEDET), Argentina. He holds an M.A. in Social & Political Anthropology and a PhD in Social Sciences from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Argentina, and is an associate researcher of the Institute of International Studies (INTE) at Arturo Prat University in Chile and professor at Comunidad Teológica de Chile. His research interests include contemporary theologies, comparative religions, and systematic theology. He serves as director of Otros Cruces, an organization dedicated to inspiring dialogue, democracy and human rights through knowledge exchanges between religious communities and civil-society organizations. In addition to Decolonizing Theological Knowledge in Latin America: Religion, Education and Theology with a Postcolonial Accent (Editorial JuanUno1, 2021), Dr. Panotto is the author of several books and articles in the field of religion and politics, public theology, and postcolonial theory/theology.

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