Science and Technology in the Hispanic World Seminar Series: Spring 2021

Announcing a special Seminar Series prepared in collaboration between the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies and the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program:

About the series:

How do science and technology affect Hispanic societies and ecosystems? How does cultural inheritance inform citizens’ attitudes towards science-driven technological projects? How do science and technology from the North, and their hybrid local forms, mobilize indigenous science to resist undesired transformations? What are the culturally specific debates and conflicts that emerge in various local contexts where science and technology bring changes? This series features renowned scholars and activists to introduce science and technology-driven social debates in Spain, Mexico, Paraguay, and Nicaragua.

Please pre-register for these lectures by clicking on the link for the individual lecture below. Thank you!

February 2nd: “Of Neutrality: Science, innovation and the politics of the future” | Presented by Vicenzo Pavone

Video Recording


February 23rd: “Perspectives of development in the Yucatan Peninsula” | Presented by Robin Canul



March 23rd: “Agribiopolitics: Plants and humans in the age of monocrops in Paraguay” | Presented by Kregg Hetherington



April 20th: “Facing the Environmental Mission: Small Farmers in Nicaragua and the Agro-Ecological Challenges of the Neoliberal Food Regime” | Presented by Birgit Muller



Sponsored by LACIS, the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies,  and the Center for History and Environment (CHE).