Anthropology and Archaeology

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

This is a new project that examines how the...

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Daniel by the river in the Amazon

Interview with Fellowship recipient Daniel Martínez, on his Amazonian journey for social justice

April 22, 2019

By Diego C. Smirne

Your objectives are to better understand Amazonia’s local issues such as ecology, economy and drug trafficking to learn about the struggles for social justice of the communities that live in the area.  Could you tell us more about your interest in the Amazon region and how the idea for this endeavor began? Were there any specific issues you had in mind?

I was awarded a travel fellowship that was founded in 1965 to honor the...

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2019 Apr 16

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series presents: The Mexican Revolution of 1910: A Sociohistorical Interpretation

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
zapataSpeaker: Javier Garciadiego Dantán, Historian and Author; Director, Academia Mexicana de la Historia; Former President of El Colegio de México

A rigged election and a political crisis among competing elites, middle classes, and rural workers: What could go wrong? The Mexican...

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Harvard University Announces Spring 2019 Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series

March 7, 2019

HARVARD UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES SPRING 2019 EDUARDO MATOS MOCTEZUMA LECTURE SERIES, TO BE DELIVERED BY PROFESSOR JAVIER GARCIADIEGO, OF EL COLEGIO DE MÉXICO

Cambridge, MA - In an effort to renew its commitment to in-depth research and educational collaboration with Mexico, Harvard University established the Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series in 2017. This series celebrates the excellence of Mexican archaeology and history, represented by Professor Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Mexico’s preeminent archaeologist, who delivered the inaugural addresses in both...

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2019 Apr 12

The Scroll and the Revolution: The Dilemmas of Writing about the Jews of Cuba

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Behar ImageAlthough a miniature community of a thousand people, the Jews of Cuba have attracted wide attention for choosing to shoulder the responsibility of safeguarding the Jewish legacy. I will address the contradictions surrounding Cuba's Jews on the island as they forge a path between the scroll and the revolution, between...

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2019 Feb 13

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Indigenous People, Democracy and Historiography in Brazil (1978-2018)

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

marcelocamargoReflections on Brazilian historiography from the angle of the Native history in the context of democracy in Brazil.

Speaker: Camila Dias, Professor of Brazilian Colonial History, University of Campinas

Camila Dias is Professor at University of...

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2018 Oct 17

La Batea

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216

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Stephen and Elizabeth Ferry have produced La Batea, exploring gold’s double effects – situations of violence, contamination, and exploitation, but also of devotion, craftsmanship, and anchored communities. By taking this rounded approach, La Batea aims to contribute to the global debate over the social,...

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2018 Oct 11

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Animating Racism: Irony and Images of Dissent in Afro-Brazilian Media

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Reighan Gillam, Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar, Harvard University; Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

This talk examines the use of irony and humor in Afro-Brazilian alternative media. Specifically, media producers depict moments of racism, which call into question popular understandings that downplay racism in social life.

Reighan Gillam earned her PhD in...

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DRCLAS Announces 2018-19 Visiting Scholars and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors

June 11, 2018

 

Each year, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) welcomes a group of academics and professionals who study Latin America for a semester or two of research and writing at Harvard. The Visiting Scholars hail from across the globe, and their fields of study are wide-ranging, with political scientists studying direct...

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