Spring 2022 Lecture Series

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

We will be offering lectures both live (206 Ingraham Hall + live-streamed via Facebook) and virtual (via Zoom) next spring. If you miss a lecture, you will be able to view them later on our programming archive page HERE.

Please see the details for each event to determine how it will be given (and to pre-register). 

*These lectures are part of our special series: “Visualizing the Hispanic World.”

Norman Stockwell
Jeff Abbott

February 1: “The Cold War is Stil Alive in Latin America: Reporting in The Progressive Magazine for Four Decades” | Presented by Norman Stockwell, publisher of The Progressive, and Jeff Abbott, Jeff Abbott, freelance journalist, photojournalist, and producer based in Guatemala. His work has appeared at Al Jazeera, the Guardian, and The Progressive Magazine. | VIRTUAL


Joseph Patteson

February 8: Lecture and Book Presentation of “Drugs, Violence and Latin America Global Psychotropy and Culture” | Presented by Joe Patteson | VIRTUAL


Co-sponsored by the Pharmacy School and Transdisciplinary Center for Research on Psychoactive Substances.

Professor Juan Egea

February 15: Lecture and Book Presentation: “Filmspanism: A Critical Companion to the Study of Spanish Film”* | Presented by Professor Juan Egea, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison | VIRTUAL


Leonardo Quintero

RESCHEDULED! MARCH 21 @ 4:00 P.M.: Musical Performance and lecture by Leonardo Arturo Quintero |DMA candidate, guitar performance, UW-Madison | IN PERSON | 206 Ingraham Hall


Francisco Rosado May

March 1: Intercultural education in Mexico, implications for natural resources conservation” | Presented by Francisco Rosado May | VIRTUAL


Michel Wattiaux
Carlos Manual Arriaga-Jordan

March 8: “Smallholder Dairy Systems and Sustainable Development Goals: The Case of Central Mexico” | Presented by Michel Wattiaux, Professor of Dairy Systems Management, UW-Madison, and Carlos Manuel Arriaga-Jordan, Professor-Researcher, Institute for Agricultural and Rural Sciences, Universidad del Estado de Mexico (UAEM) | VIRTUAL


Tabitha Faber

March 22: “Food, medicine, or poison?: Understanding roles of apazote (Dysphania ambrosioides) in communities across Guatemala” | Presented by Tabitha Faber, UW-Madison PhD student, Botany | IN PERSON, 206 INGRAHAM


Gabriela Yepes-Rossel

March 29: Rebels and Braves: Women behind the camera in the history of Peruvian film (1895-1992) | Presented by Gabriela Yepes-Rossal*, UW-Madison PhD student, Interdisciplinary Theater, and moderated by Professor Paola Hernandez, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison


Javier Couso Salas

April 5: “Chile’s Constitutional Convention: Challenges and Triumphs” | Presented by Javier Couso Salas, Professor of law at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, and Professor of Global Trends in Constitutionalism, University of Utrecht, Netherlands. Dr. Couso Salas is a specialist in the field of sociology of law and comparative law, with a focus on constitutional issues in Latin American countries including Chile. Discussants: Professor Alexandra Huneeus, UW-Madison Law School, and Professor Kata Beilin, LACIS Faculty Director.

Co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies, UW-Madison Law School.

April 12: Lecture and Book Presentation: “Precarious Democracy: Ethnographies of Hope, Despair, and Resistance in Brazil” | Presented by Dr. Falina Enriquez, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, and LACIS Faculty Affiliate, UW-Madison, with Sean Mitchel (Rutgers University), and Alvaro Jarrin (Holy Cross University). | VIRTUAL


Kata Beilin

April 19: Film Presentation: “Maya Land; Listening to the Bees”* | Presented by Kata Beilin, LACIS Faculty Director and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison | VIRTUAL


Miguel Brieva

April 26: Imagination’s crucial role in confronting the menace of civilizatory collapse/El papel crucial de la imaginacion ante la amenzana de colapso civilizatorio” | Presented by Miguel Brieva* | VIRTUAL


Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Center for Visual Cultures, UW-Madison


May 3: “Gente de la Tierra: a Fotoblog Project to Connect Youth, Communities, and Stewardship of the Earth” | Mary Beth Collins, Executive Director, Center for Community & Nonprofit Studies, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison; Maria Moreno, Earth Partnership and Associate for Experiential Education,  Global Health Institute, UW-Madison; and Carlos Dávalos, doctoral candidate, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison. | IN PERSON, 206 Ingraham Hall or via ZOOM