LACIS is pleased to welcome former student, Jacob Kushner, back to campus for a week-long residency this December!
Jacob Kushner, has been working with U.K. journalist, Harriet Constable, on a series of articles and videos featuring potential sources of future global pandemics. This special series, “Stopping the Next One” is available through the BBC. His visit to campus will include a public lecture, a career workshop, and several classroom visits. Please click HERE to learn more.
(11/30): "Indebted Latin American Fictions: The Power of Debt / Ficciones endeudadas latinoamericanas: el poder mimético y ficcional de la deuda"
Please join us for our weekly lunchtime lecture. Please note that this presentation will be given virtually in Spanish. Live simultaneous interpretation will be provided. Please pre-register to attend via Zoom.
Presented by Karen Garcia Escorcia, PhD, UW-Madison.
In this lecture, I will explore functions of debt as a literary motive in cultural productions from Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Cuba. I will argue that debts are used as instruments of coercive power. This indebted state transforms, punishes, and tortures individuals who are obligated to pay for others’ needs not with money, but with their bodies and ethical currencies.
LACIS is proud to highlight selected publications from our Affiliated Faculty.
Here you can learn more about their various areas of research, as well as their most recent publications.
LACIS Upcoming Events
- December 7“Stopping the Next One: Chronicling the race to prevent the next pandemic” LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series12:00 PM, 206 Ingraham Hall
- December 7
- December 8