Latin America:  Crisis and Conflict

20 May 2008, 13:30 - 15:30

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane

Speakers: 

Marta Magalhães
Mundane Marginality:  Some Thoughts on Violence in Contemporary Brazil

Bio: Social anthropologist, did her PhD at Cambridge (Finished in 2005/2006),  dissertation was based on a  period of 18 months research (fieldwork) in Bahia, Brazil (Title: 'Another  Bahia: Cosmopolitanism, Violence and Sovereignty in Contemporary Brazil'). Currently a fellow at CLAS,  working on a book/ manuscript (based on the thesis). Interests include: political and legal  anthropology, ethnographies of the state, social theory and political philosophy, violence, memory, psychoanalytic theory, cities and space.

Chandra Morrison (University of Cambridge)
Arte Callejero y Escrache: Visual Aids to Socio-Historical Spatial Memory in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Joanna Page (University of Cambridge)
Celluloid Crimes in Post-Crisis Argentina: A Reading of Bielinsky’s Nine Queens  and The Aura

Bio: Dr Joanna Page is a University Lecturer in Latin American Cultural  Studies and specializes in contemporary Argentine literature and cinema.  Her book Crisis and Capitalism in Contemporary Argentine Cinema is being  published this year by Duke University Press.

 


Part of the Post-Conflict & Post-Crisis Research Colloquium 

Over the next two academic years (2007-2009) the Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis Research Colloquium will seek to establish a number of regularly scheduled and publicised events, ranging from a visiting speaker programme to the extension of its smaller working subgroups (e.g. Religion and Conflict, and the Politics of Space). The group's activities over the first year (2007-2008) will culminate in a major two-day interdisciplinary conference on post-conflict and post-crisis reconstruction. 

All welcome. No registration required.