El Salvador

jocelyn viterna

Jocelyn Viterna

Professor of Sociology
Faculty Project: Remobilization, Demobilization, and Incarceration: Women and Abortion in Post-war El Salvador
Chair, DRCLAS Central America & the Caribbean Faculty Committee

Remobilization, Demobilization, and Incarceration: Women and Abortion in Post-war El Salvador

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2019 Feb 12

Tuesday Seminar Series: El Salvador's 2019 Presidential Election

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Melendez Topic ImageOn February 3, 2019, El Salvador held its sixth presidential election since the end of Salvadoran Civil War. Two weeks before the election, Nayib Bukele, a populist with clear authoritarian tendencies, held a comfortable lead in the polls. In the wake of soaring homicide rates and a series of corruption...

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2018 Oct 15

Exhibition Opening and Panel Discussion: Arquitectura del vaivén: Diasporic Building(s) in Central America’s Northern Triangle

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speakers: Gabriela Poma, Harvard University Doctoral student in Romance Languages and Literatures; Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus of the School at the International Center of Photography (ICP) ; Susan Meiselas, Photographer, 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

The event will...

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2017 Nov 28

Tuesday Seminar Series: El Salvador's Total Abortion Ban: Causes and Consequences

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University

 

jocelyn viternaJocelyn Viterna is Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University.  Her current research...

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2017 Mar 08

Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Program Seminar: Central America: The Region of Those Who Flee

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Óscar Martínez, Investigative Journalist, ElFaro.net

Moderator: Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Óscar Martínez, an award-winning journalist, will discuss the pressing issues surrounding Central American immigration. From the civil wars of the late 20th century to the continuing violence of the present day, northern Central America has been a region that expels its very own people. Largely because of this fact, migration is a phenomenon that shapes these societies. To flee...

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2016 Oct 25

Film Screening & Discussion: La Palabra en el Bosque

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jeffrey Gould, Film Director & Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University

Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

During the early 1970s, hundreds of peasants in a remote region of El Salvador began to emulate the early Christians, working the land together and building communities based on solidarity. By the late 1970s, thousands of peasants in northern Morazán organized to resist National Guard repression which often involved torture and...
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2016 Nov 15

Tuesday Seminar Series: How Gang Activity in Neighborhoods Undermines Democracy? Impacts on Electoral and Non-Electoral Participation in El Salvador

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Abby Córdova, DRCLAS Central America Visiting Scholar; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky

In Latin America, crime and violence have reached unprecedented levels. The incidence of crime is particularly high in the Northern Triangle countries of Central America, where gangs (maras) largely drive homicide rates and many other criminal activities. This presentation evaluates the effects of neighborhood gang activity and crime victimization on citizens’ political participation in the context of El Salvador....

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2016 Nov 08

Tuesday Seminar Series: Shaming and Claiming for Cultural Rights: Memory and Social Movements in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Mneesha Gellman, Assistant Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College

How do marginalized people express cultural rights demands in democratizing regimes? In her new book, Democratization and Memories of Violence: Ethnic Minority Social Movements in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador, Dr. Gellman argues that violence-affected communities use memory-based narratives in order to shame states into cooperating with claims for cultural rights protections. Shaming and claiming is a social movement tactic that binds...

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2016 May 06

Nieman Foundation Conversation with Salvadoran Journalist Carlos Dada

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Knight Seminar Room, Lippmann House, One Francis Avenue

Carlos Dada is a Salvadoran journalist and the founder of El Faro, an award-winning news site renowned for its investigations on violence and organized crime; war crimes and corruption in Central America. He is the recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot prize for Latin American Reporting and a Latin American Studies Association Media Award recipient. He is a Stanford Knight Fellow and a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Dada is a visiting lecturer at Yale, teaching a seminar on Journalism and Human Rights. He is also...

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2015 Oct 21

Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean: "Los retos de la justicia en Guatemala"*

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge St.

"The Challenges of Justice in Guatemala"*

Speaker: Judge Claudia Escobar Mejía, Visiting Scholar at Risk, Harvard University
Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University

*Presentation in SPANISH without translation 

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2015 Nov 03

Tuesday Seminar Series: "Pregnancy and the Forty-year Prison Sentence: Social Movement Outcomes and the Variable Enforcement of Abortion Laws in Nicaragua and El Salvador"

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge St.

Jocelyn Viterna, Associate Professor of Sociology, Co-Director, Transnational Studies Initiative, Harvard University

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Jocelyn Viterna is Associate Professor of Sociology and co-director of the Transnational Studies Initiative at Harvard...

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