Chroniclers of Violence in Contemporary Mexico: Anthropological Reflections on Memory and Disappearance (11.07.23)
Join us for a lecture by Rosalva Aída Hernández-Castillo, Professor and Senior Researcher at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), Mexico and the current Perrin Moorhead Grayson and Bruns Grayson Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute (2023-24).
In this presentation, Rosalva Aída Hernández will share her experience as a legal feminist anthropologist working with organizations formed by the relatives of missing persons – predominantly by women – who have mobilized throughout Mexico in search of their loved ones. Hernández will analyze how relatives have become chroniclers of violence in Mexico, using public spaces and the written word to denounce the multiple forms of violence that afflict them.
Moderated by: Ana Villarreal, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University
Chroniclers of Violence in Contemporary Mexico: Anthropological Reflections on Memory and Disappearance
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 • 3:30 to 4:45 PM
Pardee School of Global Studies • 121 Bay State Road
Rosalva Aída Hernández-Castillo is a Mexican feminist anthropologist, the author or editor of 25 books, and the recipient of the Martin Diskin Oxfam Award for her activist research. Her academic work has promoted indigenous and women’s rights in Latin America. Her current book project offers an ethnographic account of family collectives searching for their disappeared loved ones throughout Mexico.
Rosalva Aída Hernández-Castillo Lecture
Rosalva Aída Hernández-Castillo • Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 3:30 to 4:45 PM • Pardee School of Global Studies • 121 Bay State Road