El Instituto News
Journalism prof and Instituto affiliate faculty Scott Wallace published “Inside the Faltering Fight Against Amazon Logging” in the National Geographic Magazine, 28 August 2019. Wallace chronicles the beleaguered Brazilian national forestry service’s efforts to stem the tide of renewed logging in the Brazilian state of Rondônia, following forest agents on a field enforcement mission […][Read More]
General Education as a Career Preparation Tool Presenter: Anne Gebelein, Ph.D, Associate Director of El Instituto: The Institute of Latino, Caribbean and Latin American Studies University of Connecticut Location: McHugh 203 Google Doc for Participants click here[Read More]
According to UConn today, affordable housing in Connecticut is difficult to find. Associate professor of history and Africana Studies, Fiona Vernal, has developed a housing exhibition in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. This exhibit focuses on on the struggles Hartford Country residents face when trying to find affordable housing. The exhibition has examples of […][Read More]
Winter in Costa Rica Info Session 6:00pm
Monday, September 23rd, 2019
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Storrs Campus PRLACC Conference RoomJoin faculty leader Anne Gebelein to learn more about this exciting short-term education abroad program scheduled over winter break!
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"Debating Immigration and Agricultural Guestworker Programs in the United States and Canada"12:00pm
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs Campus Ryan Building, 2nd FloorJoin us Wednesday 25 September 2019, 12:00-1:30PM, Ryan Building El Instituto Conference Room for our Fall Tertulia Lunch Lecture Series with Dr. Leigh Binford.
Leigh Binford retired in 2018 from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of Staten Island, where he was a professor and served as department chair. Before that, Binford worked at Mexico’s Autonomous University of Puebla and the University of Connecticut. He is a UConn PhD and he has carried out fieldwork in highland and lowland Mexico and highland El Salvador, focusing on rural social economies, peasantries, international migration, human rights, civil war and post-war reconstruction.
Lunch will be served.
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Black Caribs, Indigeneity, and Resistance in 18th Century St. Vincent2:30pm
Monday, September 30th, 2019
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Storrs Campus UCHI Conference RoomTacuma Peters (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley) is a recipient of the 2019 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship and Assistant Professor in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy
at James Madison College and in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University.
“"Black Caribs, Indigeneity, and Resistance in Eighteenth Century St. Vincent” examines the “Carib Wars” of the mid- to late-eighteenth century. It interprets the political thought and practices that led to Carib resistance to British claims to land and sovereignty in the wake of
the Seven Years’ War. Through an examination of the limited writings of Black Carib leaders, the strategies utilized to resist British colonialism, the history of European interpretations of
Carib polities, and the extant historiography on the two conflicts, Peters argues that St. Vincent after the Seven Years’ War provides a key site of inquiry into the processes of racialization and land dispossession that characterize settler colonialism. Peters concludes by addressing the problems that incomplete and colonial archives pose to historians of political thought and by
meditating on the relationship of Carib anti-colonialism to the concepts and practices of marronage and confederacy.
Darian Spearman, PhD Candidate in Philosophy, will serve as discussant.
Co-sponsored by the Political Theory Workshop and the REP Graduate Certificate Program
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Contact Information: Prof. Jane Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org)More