Latin American Studies Colloquium: Fall 2017
Generation, Revolution, and Memory in Post-War El Salvador
Monday, October 30th 2017 -- 4:00 pm -- Davidson Room (Memorial Center)
Have you ever wondered how people remember periods of social unrest? What are the short, medium, and long-term effects of war, conflict, and violence in people’s willingness to bring about political or social change? What can we learn from what other countries have gone through?
In her talk Generation, Revolution, and Memory in Post-War El Salvador, guest speaker Ellen Moodie, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) shares fragments of conversations with three Salvadorans, each in some ways representative of generational differences among contemporary activists (post-post war) in El Salvador, their parents (war-era) and their older siblings (post-war). Dr. Moodie draws from her ethnographic fieldwork carried out in San Salvador between 2012 and 2015 among young middle-class activists who have little or no memory of the war that defined El Salvador political imaginaries. Taking a common global middle-class anti-politics stance, this new generation of activists rejects “dirty,” organized politics, and revolutionary activism. Neither Marxist utopianisms nor “disappointed” revolutionaries (Greenberg 2014), Dr. Moodie calls them hopeful democrats, still lurching toward a better future. Free and open to the public, invite your friends!
Presentation by students who studied abroad
Wednesday September 20, 4 p.m. in Buck 108
International Film Series (IFS)
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium
Thursday, September 14
Even the Rain
, Spain, Bolivia 2010
Thursday, September 21
Butterfly, Spain 1999
Thursday, September 28th
Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories
(Spain, México, Portugal, and Senegal). Dir. M. Angel Rosales, 2016.
Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. in State Farm Hall 102
Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series
On Accents and Cultural Identity . Facilitated by Profs. Joanne Diaz (English Department) and Carmela Ferradáns (Hispanic Studies Department)