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November 2020

“SUGAR MACHINE: Medical Technologies and Plantation Legacies in the Caribbean Diabetes Epidemic”

November 10, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Amy Moran-Thomas Presented by: Amy Moran-Thomas, Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT.  Professor Moran-Thomas is interested in questions of ecological change and ethnographic approaches to science, technology, and chronic conditions. She received a PhD in…

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Migration Seminar Series – “Immigration from LA to the Midwest”

November 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Immigration from Latin America to the Midwest has steadily increased over the last decade, and Wisconsin is no exception. Furthermore, Latin Americans, especially Mexicans, constitute the majority of new immigrant arrivals to the region.  These…

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“Renewable Energy and More-than-Human Worlds: A Case Study in Mexico”

November 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

About the presenter: Cymene Howe is Professor of Anthropology at Rice University. Her books include Intimate Activism: The Struggle for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua (Duke 2013), and Ecologics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene…

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Migration Seminar Series – “Wisconsin/Milwaukee Ties”

November 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  Panelists Jesús Salas: Activist, ShopTalk speaker for the Wisconsin Humanities Council's Working Lives Project, former member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Moderated by Rachel Bloom-Pojar, CLACS Fellow and Associate Professor…

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December 2020

“Narracion oral escenica de la literatura peruana”

December 1, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by: WillaqCuna which is a group of Peruvian grandmothers and grandfathers that share oral traditions through storytelling and live musical performance. Lili Cuadra Leoncio Mendivel Almida Alida Castaneda Guerra Victor Gonzales      …

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February 2021

“Of Neutrality: Science, innovation, and the politics of the future”

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We are used to thinking that technologies are neutral and that it all depends on how they are used. However, what if we need to think again? Tomorrow, entering your lab may no longer be the same." (Vincenzo Pavone)

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“Coloquio Virtual por el Lanzamiento del libro: Futuros y Aprendizajes Indígenas Tomando Lugar”

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE REGISTER HERE. This event will be given in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation to English provided. Acerca de la presentación: Tomar Lugar, es la intención que este libro tiene para encarnar la…

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“Nitrogen fixation in maize landraces from Oaxaca, Mexico: from Indigenous knowledge to the Wisconsin Idea”

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the presentation: Plants are associated with a complex microbiome that contributes to growth, nutrient acquisition, and defenses. Nitrogen-fixing microbial associations are well-characterized in legumes but are mostly absent from cereal crops, including maize. We…

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“The O’odham Nation, a people between borders. The new immigration policies and indigenous territory”

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lucila Polo About the presentation: The O’odham Nation (called Pueblo Papago in Mexico) Nation has inhabited lands in Arizona as well as in the Mexican state of Sonora and, because of its condition of its…

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“Perspectives of development in the Yucatan Peninsula”

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by: Robin Canul, Journalist, Audiovisual Producer, and Communication Coordinator of the Collective of Mayan Communities in Chenes, Mexico *Please note this presentation will be given in Spanish. Live, simultaneous translation will be provided. About…

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