Graduate And Professional

Thea Riofrancos: Extraction: The Frontiers of Green Capitalism

The core of the Agrarian Studies Program’s activities is a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.

This topic embraces, inter alia, the study of mutual perceptions between countryside and city, and patterns of cultural and material exchange, extraction, migration, credit, legal systems, and political order that link them.

Dan Saladino: Seedbanks: necessary but not sufficient. We need to save entire food landscapes

In Eating to Extinction, the distinguished BBC food journalist Dan Saladino travels the world to experience and document our most at-risk foods before it’s too late. From an Indigenous American chef refining precolonial recipes to farmers tending Geechee red peas on the Sea Islands of Georgia, the individuals profiled in Eating to Extinction are essential guides to treasured foods the rest of us have forgotten or didn’t know existed.

Meghan Morris: Soil Forensics: Property and the Buried Truth in Medellín

Meghan Morris a cultural anthropologist and legal scholar. Her research examines the role of law in conflict and peacemaking, with a particular focus on property over land. Her book manuscript, Making Peace with Property: Specters of Post-Conflict Colombia, examines how property can become understood as both the root of violent conflict and the key to peace. It explores this question through an ethnographic account of how the reordering of property is central to efforts to achieve a post-conflict era in Colombia.

The Road Ahead: Iberian Soundscapes

This 2-day convening aims to explore the ongoing impact of Iberian histories in South Asia in shaping identities, social distinction, histories of merchant and commercial capitalism. We bring to the longue duree inquiry of Luso-Hispanic globality (15th century and beyond), a unique focus on histories of music and performance in South Asia and the Americas, particularly Brazil.

Pressing Onward: The Imperative Resilience of Latina Migrant Mothers

Pressing Onward centers the stories of mothers who migrated from Latin America, settled in New Haven, Connecticut, and overcame trauma and ongoing adversity to build futures for their children. These migrant mothers enact imperative resilience, engaging cognitive and social strategies to resist racial, economic and gender-based oppression to seguir adelante, or press onward.
Meet author Jessica P. Cerdeña, Ph.D. and be a part of the conversation with interviewer Jenny Medina Morris, Managing Director and Consultant, Omniculture Communications.

Fair Haven Day

Join us for a parade and festival celebrating community, local art and artists, culture, sports, creativity, entrepreneurship, and partnership, presented by and for the Fair Haven neighborhood. Fair Haven Day begins with the Fair Haven Community Parade organized by the Mary Wade Home, followed by a full day of activities at the Arts & Ideas Fair Haven Neighborhood Festival.
Saturday, May 6, 12-6 pm. Fair Haven School. 164 Grand Avenue.
Co-sponsored by the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies

Thinking-Feeling the Colombia Conflict

Attilio Bernasconi is a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) postdoctoral fellow. He received his Ph.D. in Social Sciences (anthropology) in June 2022 at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His thesis, titled “Thinking-Feeling the Margins: An Intersectional ethnography of the Conflict Within the Colombian Pacific Rainforest” brings on the complex dynamics that characterize the relationships between the ELN (National Liberation Army) guerrilla movement and the Colombian Pacific inhabitants.

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