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October 2020

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

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

Understanding the Venezuelan Displacement Crisis in times of COVID-19: By mid 2020, over 5 million people had fled Venezuela due to its political, economic, and social crisis. Most chose Latin American destinations, given the elevated…

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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 – “Crossing Borders, Navigating Race: Blackness and Migration in the Americas”

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

  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

  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 American Studies,…

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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 – “Immigration from LA to the Midwest”

November 11 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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