LLILAS Faculty Book Series: "Meanings of Violence in Contemporary Latin America"
Wed, October 26, 2011 • 12:30 PM • Hackett Room, SRH 1.313
Gabriela Polit will address the proliferation of increasingly complex forms of violence, a situation now perceived to be both among the most pressing issues faced by Latin America in our times and a reality with multiple ramifications, marking the socio-political landscape of the region in decisive ways. With contributions by scholars from various fields (social sciences, journalism, and humanities), this book examines not only the manifestations and effects of violence but also the social acts that surround it and make it meaningful. Violence appears here as a natural yet dramatic manifestation of how individuals organize themselves in contemporary Latin America.
Dr. Polit is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her research interests include contemporary Latin American narrative, gender and politics in literary writing, and the representation of drug trafficking and violence in Latin America.
Discussant: Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez, Department of Sociology
For more information, contact Paloma Diaz at 512.232.2415.