Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

UNO - Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference

October 12th, 2012 - October 13th, 2012
Friday, 3:30-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The University of New Orleans
Lindy C. Boggs Conference Center, Room 257

The 2012 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference explores the meanings, forms, histories, and futures of North-South solidarity in the Americas. What kinds of transnational ties have groups from both sides of the North-South divide established with each other? What kinds of strategies have they used, and toward what ends? How have these political projects varied across time and space? In what ways have cross-border solidarities shaped and been shaped by imperial power?

Invited participants include:

Katherine Borland, Associate Professor, Ohio State University, is the author of Unmasking Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Nicaraguan Festival, and is currently conducting research on international volunteering.

Brandon Byrd, UNC-Chapel Hill, is conducting research on Haiti in African-American thought and culture.

Aviva Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American Studies, Salem State College, and author of Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of the Global Working Class.

Kevin Coleman, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, is currently working on a history of photography and political culture in a banana-company town on the Caribbean Coast of Central America.

Maria Diaz Montejo, University at Albany, State University of New York, is conducting research on Guatemalan immigrants in Florida.

Tore Olsson, University of Georgia, is working on a dissertation about Green Revolutions in the U.S. South and Mexico.

Lesley Gill, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, and author of The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas.

Van Gosse, Associate Professor of History, Franklin and Marshall College, is the author of Rethinking the New Left: An Interpretive History.

Heidi Krajewski, Tulane University, is currently conducting research on North American solidarity with Nicaragua.

Alan McPherson, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, is author of Yankee No!: Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations.

Fatima Williams Castro, Rutgers University, is conducting research on the politics of race in Colombia.

General Latin America + People
Carl Kendall
Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Director - Center for Global Health Equity