Locating Neoliberalism in Time, Space and Latino/Latin America

The CLRC and Latin American and Latino Studies Department welcome Arlene Dávila, Professor of Anthropology at New York University, the first LALS Distinguished Speaker of 2014-15. Please join us at a meet-and-greet with Professor Dávila at 4:00pm on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, in the Alumni Room at the University Center. Her lecture, "Locating Neoliberalism in Time, Space and Latino/Latin America," follows at 5:00pm. Both are free and open to the public.

September 22, 2014


This talk examines how ethnographic and transnational perspectives can help theorize the intersections of culture and neoliberalism across the Americas. Through examples from fieldwork in New York, Puerto Rico, and Buenos Aires, it explores ways to engage in comparative analyses that do not subsume categories of identification, and that help identify the workings of neoliberal processes, even when these “look” and “feel” so different across the region.

Arlene Dávila is Professor of Anthropology, Social and Cultural Analysis, at New York University.  She is the author of five books, including Culture Works:  Space, Value, and Mobility across the Neoliberal Americas (New York University Press, 2012), Latinos Inc.:  Marketing and the Making of a People (University of California Press, 2001), and the award-winning Latino Spin:  Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race (New York University Press, 2008).  Her research and writing focus on race and ethnicity, nationalism, media studies, political economy, globalization, museum and visual studies, urban studies, consumption, and Latinos in the United States. 

The Chicano Latino Research Center is proud to cosponsor this free, public event with the Latin American and Latino Studies Department.

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