Apr 26

Foro Latinoamericano 2014

9:30am Speaker Michael Lazzara 10:30am Speaker Katherine Hilte 11:30am Roundtable Discussion

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
9:00 am – 1:00 pm / Gould Library Athenaeum
Michael J. Lazzara received his Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Princeton University. He is currently associate professor of Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Luz Arce and Pinochet’s Chile: Testimony in the Aftermath of State Violence (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)/ Luz Arce: después del infierno (Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2008); Prismas de la memoria: narración y trauma en la transición chilena (Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2007)/ Chile in Transition: The Poetics and Politics of Memory (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006); Diamela Eltit: conversación en Princeton (Princeton: PLAS, 2002); and Los años de silencio: conversaciones con narradores chilenos que escribieron bajo dictadura (Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2002). He is also co-editor, with Vicky Unruh, of Telling Ruins in Latin America (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). Katherine Hite is the Frederick Ferris Thompson Professor of Political Science and chair of the Political Science Department at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Her books include Política y arte de la conmemoración: Memoriales a la lucha política en America Latina y España (Ediciones Mandrágora, 2013); Politics and the Art of Commemoration: Memorials to Struggle in Latin America and Spain (Routledge Press, 2011); and When the Romance Ended: Leaders of the Chilean Left, 1968-1998 (Columbia University Press); and several co-edited volumes. Professor Hite teaches courses on social movements, Latin American politics, and political violence in comparative perspective. She is also active at Vassar in working to improve admissions access and equity.

Sponsored by Latin American Studies. Contact: Mary Tatge, x4252