The annual conference of the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University creates a space for students, faculty and the community-at-large to share ideas and develop understanding of the more pressing issues facing Latin America. This year, the conference will feature a keynote address from Arturo Escobar, entitled “Transhumancia epistémica: Reflexiones de cuatro décadas de práctica académico-política.” English translation will be provided. Other panels will examine gender-based violence, economic insecurity, migration and health, Afro-Latin American identities, social and cultural movements. The conference program includes both days of the event, the first of which will take place at Duke University, and the second at the UNC-Chapel Hill FedEx Global Education Center.
This event is part of Crises of Citizenship: Global Spotlight Week 2018, a collaboration between six UNC-Chapel Hill area studies centers including the Carolina Asia Center, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, African Studies Center, Center for European Studies, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies and Institute for the Study of the Americas.