Digging for Hope in Mexico: A Feminist Ethnography in the Land of Mass Graves
Join us for the Latin American Perspectives Distinguished Lecture Digging for Hope in Mexico: A Feminist Ethnography in the Land of Mass Graves by Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo, Professor and Senior Researcher, CIESAS.
Abstract: In this lecture, Prof. Hernández Castillo will offer an ethnographic account of family collectives searching for their disappeared relatives throughout Mexico. She will seek to synthethize her last five years of experience as a political anthropologist conducting feminist activist research in Mexican territories under the context of the “war on drugs” and its idiosyncratic necropolitics, which are marked by a certain constellation of racist, classist and patriarchal practices.
Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo earned her doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University in 1996. She is currently a Professor and Senior Researcher at CIESAS, the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology in Mexico City. Her research interest cover ethnic studies, legal and political anthropology, decolonial feminisms and activist research. One of her projects involves exploring the experience of indigenous women with customary law and national law. In the last five years she has been working with forensic teams and family collectives who search for their disappeared relatives in the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Guerrero and Morelos, and with families of disappeared migrants in Honduras.
Friday, November 19, 2021 at 1:30 pm PT
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The Latin American Perspectives Lectureship is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Latin American Perspectives Journal