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November, 2019

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 | 03:00 pm

Humanities, Digital Humanities, and Latinx Studies: Exploring the Interstices in Academic Libraries

Dr. Margie Montañez , Central New Mexico Community College

Centering her own navigation through a humanities doctorate, archival research, and a postdoc in academic libraries, Dr. Montañez will forefront the importance of humanities in emerging digital and scholarship trends. From Chicano/a Studies to Latin American post-custodial projects, this talk will explore the interstices and possibilities of the digital humanities to bridge the North-South information divide, ask new questions, and engage new modes of knowledge production.


Thursday, November 07, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Resistencia y Movimientos Armados de los Pueblos Indígenas en Michoacán: Reflexiones Históricas de una Lucha Viva

Dr. Lorena Ojeda Dávila , UNM Mexico Studies Chair

Esta charla analizará los principales movimientos de lucha y resistencia indígena que se han desarrollado en el estado de Michoacán, México, poniendo especial énfasis en el pueblo purépecha y la experiencia del pueblo de Cherán. Se hará un recuento histórico de las principales problemáticas que han enfrentado estos pueblos, fundamentalmente después de la reforma agraria, así como de las estrategias que sus habitantes han implementado a lo largo del tiempo para contrarrestarlas.


Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 02:00 pm

Music, Power, and Signification: A Phenomenological Reading of Race in New Spain

Jesus Ramos-Kittrell , University of Connecticut

In New Spain, an institutional structure of merit and promotion hinged on the idea of reason as an intrinsically European attribute. This attribute differentiated 'Europeans' from people of mixed race claiming European status based on their skin complexion. Given the effective impulses permeating ideas about reason in New Spain, this paper considers reason in light of musico-phenomenological strategies that racialized subjects used to re-write their bodies. Such process problematizes the philosophical purview of the Enlightenment's civilizing mission, and the historical narrative of its political project.


Friday, November 15, 2019 | 03:00 pm

Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption

Dr. Leonardo Martinez-Diaz , Global Director of the Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C.

Global Director of the Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., Dr. Leonardo Martinez-Diazhas a remarkable résumé, having formerly served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Environment in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this role, he served as one of the nation’s principal representatives in the negotiations leading to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Dr. Martinez-Diaz will give a presentation entitled “Global Climate Change Policy”, based on his recent book, Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 12:30 pm

Master’s in Latin American Studies Info Session

UNM continues to be one of the best places in the country for Latin American-focused scholarship. Join the Latin American Studies program for an information session to learn more.