Friday Series: A Tren to Nowhere
September 30. 2022 | 12 PM - 1 PM | MH 4.01.01
The Friday Series is a monthly gathering of food for the brain hosted by the Modern Languages and Literatures Department, and curated by Prof. Valeria Meiller. Every last Friday of the month we will come together at the MLL Conference Room (MH 4.01.01) at 12 pm to listen to a speaker share their current research with the audience in a casual, and warm setting. Are you a professor at COLFA? A graduate student? An undergraduate writing a senior project? Do you want to share your work and get your ideas bouncing? Well, get in touch and we'll find a Friday for you. We are committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, and dynamic space where all are welcomed, where ideas spark, and intellectual connections happen. So, if you are craving any of that, please join! Food will be served so come grab lunch and be an active cultural agent of our thriving intellectual community.
This September 30, the Friday Series will feature Prof. Milena Ang, who will be presenting A Tren to Nowhere: Statistic Development and the Politics of Racial, a paper co-authored with Tania Islas-Weistein where they discuss Mexico's long history of state-led development projects that contribute to economic and racial inequality. The authors argue that despite professing racial justice, official discourses surrounding the Tren Maya reproduce existing symbolic and material forms of racism. We hope that you will join us, and that we'll get to talk more about it then!
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