Category Archives: Politics

“The end” of the state of emergency one month after Erdoğan victory in Turkey

We are less than one month out after Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s victory in a snap election he called, in order to “end uncertainty,” amidst economic troubles and political restlessness. After more than two years of anti-democratic repression of freedom of … Continue reading

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The Dis/Appeared

As I work on my project with Oliver Hernández Lara on ‘landscapes of disappearance,’ I find this helpful resource — a video essay by Ian Alan Paul, linked trough Derek Gregory’s Geographical Imaginations blog: The Dis/Appeared

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Highlights from the new issue of NACLA

The new issue of NACLA (the North American Congress on Latin America) includes some worthwhile reading. Geoff Boyce makes the case for divestment in his analysis of border patrol, Angus McNelly and Jeffery Webber offer an interpretation of the ongoing … Continue reading

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1968, Contingency, and the Political Geography of Latin America

I am giving a talk today as part of the Department of Geography Lunch Speaker Series at the University of Wyoming. The talk will inform my short article in preparation for the Journal of Latin American Geography.

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Videos from the final days of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs conference, ‘1968, Fifty Years of Struggle’

A video from the excellent presentations and discussion on Friday, March 9 is available here (I present at 4:43). The video from the presentations and discussion today (Saturday, March 10) is available here. The organizers in Middlebury should be proud … Continue reading

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Videos and live streaming of ‘1968, Fifty Years of Struggle’ in Middlebury, VT

Presenters made it to Middlebury for the conference (I discuss it in a previous post) despite the nor’easter. (I could not arrive because of the weather but will present remotely this afternoon.) The conference organizers produced a video of Tamar … Continue reading

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“Fifty Years of ’68” at the University of Wyoming

I am working with other members of the Latin American Studies Working Group (Drs. Zoe Pearson, Camilo Jaramillo, and Carolyne Larson) to launch our interdisciplinary Latin American Studies programming  at the University of Wyoming. From February 27 to March 1, … Continue reading

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