New Vocabularies, New Grammars: Imagining Other Worlds
This academic year programming will focus on critics and intellectuals who, in their forms of writing and thinking, undo the divisions and separations between disciplines and genres, and between political action and intellectual engagement. In this practice of border/crossing, new languages and grammars can be imagined to signify other worlds to resist and oppose the imposed violence of colonial epistemes. These scholars, critics, and political actors offer a dynamism of the indeterminacy, inviting practices that bring together words and worlds. Each visit will have two components, a lecture and, the following day, a seminar led by the guest speaker with readings material available by those who sign up.
March 9 | Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman
Teddy Cruz is a Professor of the Visual Arts Department at the UC San Diego.
Fonna Forman is a Professor of the Political Science Department and Director of the Center on Global Justice at UC San Diego.
Mar 16-17 | Lorgia García Peña
Dr. Lorgia García Peña is the Mellon Associate Professor of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies at Tufts University. She examines the legacies of colonialism and slavery as they shape the lives of Latinx people, particularly Black Latinx, in the diaspora.
Apr 13-14 | Marisol de la Cadena
Dr. Marisol de la Cadena is an anthropologist working through what she calls “ontological openings,” interested in ethnographic concepts – those that blur the distinction between theory and the empirical because they are not without the latter.
Novedades/Lançamentos: New Scholarship @ Berkeley
This series will highlight new work from UC Berkeley scholars on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Sep 15 | Rebecca Herman
Dr. Rebecca Herman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UC Berkeley. Her work explores twentieth-century Latin American social and political history in a global context, probing the intersections between grand narratives and local history.
Sep 28 | Ramsey McGlazer
The Critique of Coloniality: Eight Essays (English translation)
Dr. Ramsey McGlazer is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. He writes about twentieth-century European and Latin American literature, film, and critical theory.
TBA | Courtney Desiree Morris
Courtney Desiree Morris is a visual/conceptual artist and an assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley.
Mar 2 | Cori Hayden
Cori Hayden is Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley.
Apr 20 | Diana Negrín
Diana Negrín is a lecturer in the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley.
Aug 26 |Três Tigres Tristes
Director Gustavo Vinagre will be in conversation with Lázaro González, a P.h.D candidate in the Film & Media Department at UC Berkeley.
Sept 28 | Films of Ana Vaz
Director Ana Vaz will be in conversation (pre-recorded) with Nicolás Pereda, Associate Professor of the Film & Media Department at UC Berkeley.
Oct 28 |First Time Home
Directors will be in conversation after the screening.
Nov 18 | Dos Estaciones
Director Juan Pablo González will be in conversation with Nicolás Pereda, Associate Professor of the Film & Media Department at UC Berkeley.
Faculty and Student Series
Event series organized by Berkeley faculty and students, cosponsored by CLAS
Seminar with Dr. Rocío Moreno
In this series, Dr. Rocío Moreno (Coca) will lead lectures, movies and a public talk that center the themes of history, identity and territory within the resistance movements that are led today by Indigenous women in Mexico. Moreno received her doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Guadalajara in 2022 and is the concejala representative from Mezcala for the Congreso Nacional Indígena (CNI-CIG). In April 2022, she sought refuge in northern California following retaliation for her work in securing Coca land rights in Lake Chapala, Mexico.
This event is organized by Dr. Diana Negrín, affiliate faculty in the Department of Georgraphy who specializes in topics related to territory, ethnicity, and social movements in Western Mexico.
More information coming soon!
Latin American Natures in Times of Environmental Crisis
Through an interdisciplinary approach, the proposed event series interrogates how people from different positionalities in Latin America address pressing environmental issues. Over three installments throughout the academic year, we will invite scholars who, in their forms of researching, writing, and engaged scholarship, are studying struggles for territorial and water rights, dignified livelihoods, food sovereignty, and environmental knowledge. Our event series will emphasize how approaching these pressing environmental problems involves an articulation of humans and more-than humans.
Alejandro García, Ph.D. Candidate, ESPM, UC Berkeley.
Andrés Caicedo, Ph.D. Student, ESPM, UC Berkeley.
María Villalpando, Ph.D. Student, Energy and Resources Program, UC Berkeley.
Ángela Castillo, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley.
More information coming soon!