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Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program

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September 2020

Migration Seminar Series – “Crossing U.S. Borders”

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  Panelists Adam Goodman (Assistant Professor, Latin American & Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago), "Deportation without Due Process: The American Way" Nicole Ramos (Refugee Program Director, Al Otro Lado) with Moderator Rachel Ida…

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October 2020

Migration Seminar Series – “Providing Legal Services to Women and Children Seeking Asylum in Detention”

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A group of second and third year law students along with the Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School will describe their volunteer work at the South Texas Family…

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“Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas y Megaproyectos en el Istmo de Tehuantepec, Mexico/Indigenous Rights and Megaprojects in the Tehuantepec Isthmus in Mexico”

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

About the speaker: Lucila Bettina Cruz Velázquez is a Mexican human rights defender and member of the Assembly of the Indigenous Peoples of the Tehuantepec Isthmus in Defense of Land and Territory, in the Santa…

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Migration Seminar Series – “Trends in Immigration Reform”

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This panel will bring together scholars and practitioners to engage the issue of contemporary immigration reform. Specific topics include the current state of public opinion on immigration policies, the shifts in practices in immigration court…

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“Frontiers, Conservation and Armed Conflict in the Colombia Amazon”

October 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by: Professor German Palacio. Professor Palacio is fall 2020 UW Tinker Visiting Professor. Dr. Palacio teaches at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, campus Amazonia (in Leticia). He has a PhD from Florida International University-Miami.…

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Migration Seminar Series – “Transnational Migrations to the Americas and Venezuela”

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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“Women’s Voices. New Approaches to Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis”

October 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by: Lucía Melgar (@luciamelp) is a cultural critic and professor of literature and gender studies. After completing her PhD in Chicago and teaching at Princeton University, she returned to Mexico, where she has combined…

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Migration Seminar Series – “Afro-Latin American and Caribbean Migration”

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

TBA Panelists Monika Gosin, Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of William & Mary Jeffrey Kahn, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Davis Ida Marie Savio Vammen, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Danish…

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November 2020

“Covid in Brazil: political and institutional effects”

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Jean Vilbert: Jean Vilbert holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in Laws (Fundamental Rights). He used to serve as a judge in Brazil, but then he decided that he would seek further education and…

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Migration Seminar Series – “South-South Migration”

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

TBA     Panelists Megan Sheehan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Saint Benedict, Saint John’s University; “Urban Encounters: Migrant Settlement in Santiago, Chile” Cristián Doña-Reveco, Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, Office of Latino/Latin…

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

November 10 @ 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 – “Wisconsin/Milwaukee Ties”

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

TBA 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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