Formations of Race, Class, Ethnicity and Gender in the Americas

Presenters : Diego Escolar (CONICET), Jorge Carvalho (Universidade Nacional de Brasília), Mary Coffey (Dartmouth College), Kathleen Buddle-Crowe (Universityof Manitoba), Dr. María Jose Lubertino (Instituto Nacional contra la Discriminación, la Xenofobia y el Racismo [INADI])

Moderator: Claudia Briones (UBA/CONICET)

Biographies

José Jorge de Carvalho teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the Universidade Nacional de Brasilia, Brazil, and is the Director of the research group on Otherness and Heirarchy: Structure of Peoples, Subordination and Cultural Resistance.

Mary Coffey is Associate Professor in the Art History Department at Dartmouth. She specializes in the history of modern Mexican visual culture, with an emphasis on Mexican muralism and the politics of exhibition. She also publishes in the fields of American art, Latin American cultural studies, and Museum Studies. She has published essays on a broad range of visual culture, from Mexican folk art to motorcycles to eugenics exhibitions. Mary Coffey is currently completing a book manuscript entitled How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State (forthcoming, Duke University Press).

Kathleen Buddle Crowe is an assistant professor specializing in media anthropology and urban Aboriginal issues at the University of Manitoba. Her publications concern the history and contemporary development of Native media in Canada; Aboriginal cultural politics; Native youth gangs; gender and activism; and Indigenous social movements. She has produced several documentary shorts.

Diego Escolar was born in Buenos Aires city, Argentina, in 1966.Since 1992, the central scenario for his research activities was the Cuyo region (San Juan and Mendoza provinces), on the border with Chile, stretching over the Andes mountains and the desert of the Argentine west. He conducted research on the life and history of rural or gaucho populations in the region. Currently Diego Escolar is a member of the scientific researcher career of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research in his country, and a professor at the National University of Cuyo in the province of Mendoza, Argentina.

Dr. María Jose Lubertino is the president of the Instituto Nacional contra la Discriminación, la Xenofobia y el Racismo. She is an Argentine lawyer and professor of law, civil rights and human rights at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Claudio Briones is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Buenos Aires and researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET), Argentina. She directs the Research Workgroup on Aboriginality, Provinces and Nation, UBA.

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