Latin American Debates: Political Regimes, Extractivism and Social Movements

19 April 2018, 16:30 - 18:00

SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building

Maristella Svampa is an Argentine sociologist, writer and researcher. She is a leading researcher for CONICET (Argentina) and Professor at La Plata National University. In 2016 she was awarded the Konext prize in Sociology. She works on topics relating to extractivism, displacement, indigenous politics, dependency, populism, social movements and alternatives to development. She has published over 20 books, including 3 novels. Her latest is From the Change of Era to the End of the Cycle: Extractivism and Social Movements in Latin America (2017. Buenos Aires: Edhasa).


This public lecture will provide an assessment of the current state Latin American politics at a moment in which the progressive cycle appears to be drawing to a close. It will engage with ongoing debates in the region on the role of extractivism for development models and discuss newly emerging social movements in this context. No registration is required. 


The lecture will form part of New Spaces of Resistance in Latin America: Beyond the Pink Tide​ (19-20 April 2018).




Supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), the University of Cambridge's Centre of Latin American Studies, and the Latin America Bureau.


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