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CLAS Open Seminar

Lent Term 2022

Mondays 5.30pm   SG1 Ground Floor   Alison Richard Building   7 West Road   CB3 9DT

24 January

Ready Conquistador One: Confronting Virtual Colonialism, Pixelated Natives, and Gaming History (abstract)
Joshua Fitzgerald (Rubinoff Junior Research Fellow, Churchill College, University of Cambridge)

31 January

El queer y el cono - reflexiones arriesgadas sobre los impactos políticos y académicos del cuir en el sur global (online in Spanish) co-hosted by Queer Cultures Seminars
En la tradición antropofágica latino americana, el queer se ha convertido en cuir, teoría “cu”(culo), maricas, bollera, torcida, que se escapó de los salones académicos y se volvió en el lenguaje de las calles. El choque contra discursivo, en el cual el cuir es un agente importante, encuentra en el presente reacciones conservadoras que resuenan insignias de movimientos transnacionales contrarios a los profundos cambios que han experimentado países del Cono Sur. En este marco, el cuir y los feminismos se convierten en fuerzas políticas fundamentales para enfrentar los retrocesos del presente. Es un poco de esta historia hecha de muchas voces que trata esta ponencia. (abstract in English)
Larissa Pelúcio (FAAC, UNESP - Faculty of Architecture, Arts & Communication, State University of São Paulo, Brazil)
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7 February

Infância Falada - Histories of Transformation Based on Dialogue 
Film screening followed by Q&A with co-director Hermílio Santos (PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil & Visiting Researcher, Centre for Film & Screen, University of Cambridge) (abstract & film clip)

14 February

How financial markets profited from the pandemic: the case of Brazilian income relief policies and household debt
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated structural shifts in how social policy and economic policy intersect. New forms of state intervention are reshaping patterns of social reproduction. Social policies like cash transfers and basic income schemes have become wrapped up with household debt management. Is post-pandemic recovery becoming all about restoring households’ capacity to take on more debt?
Lena Lavinas (Professor of Welfare Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro & Leverhulme Visiting Professor, SOAS, University of London)

21 February

South American Claims in Antarctica: Colonial, malgré tout (abstract)
Alejandra Mancilla (Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, Norway) 

28 February

Eco-social Transition and Proposals from Latin America (abstract)
Maristella Svampa (CONICET, University of La Plata, Argentina & Simón Bolívar Professor, CLAS, University of Cambridge) 

7 March

Military Dictatorships and the Politics of Amazonian Urbanization in Brazil and Peru since the 1960s (abstract)
Adrián Lerner 
(Free University of Berlin & Research Associate, CLAS, University of Cambridge) 

14 March

Decolonizing the Harm and the Cases of Forced Sterilization in Peru 
Julieta Chaparro-Buitrago  (Reproductive Sociology Research Group, University of Cambridge) 

All welcome   Further seminars T.B.C.

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