Ieva Jusionyte received a faculty grant from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies to run the Contemporary Latin American Anthropology Workshop.
Starting in February 2017, the monthly meetings of the Contemporary Latin American Anthropology Workshop (CLAAW) will provide a venue for faculty, visiting scholars, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students in the Greater Boston area who work in Latin America to engage in scholarly conversations on current issues in the region. Participants will share their research findings, receive constructive feedback on their work-in-progress, and – through presentations by invited guest speakers – discuss emerging trends and timely topics in Latin American sociocultural anthropology. Although the workshop will not have an overarching theme, the major topics addressed in its inaugural years will fall under the following categories: sovereignty, governance, and security; political economy and inequality; and politics and ethics of knowledge production.
Spring 2017 presenters include Carlota McAllister (York University), Kristin Skrabut (Harvard University), and Winifred Tate (Colby College). Dates and times of the meetings will be announced in late January.