May 2017

May 2 & 9, 2017: Resistance.  A two-part interview with Professor Vijay Prashad, the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College to discuss the role of moral outrage in this current political moment, the security of journalists, the state of mainstream media, an evaluation of the first 100 days of 45’s administration, and much more!

May 16, 2017: Forced Displacement in Colombia.  An interview with Claudia Lopez, Ph.D. candidate of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz. The interview focuses on Lopez’s dissertation research, which examines the urban resettlement and integration of rural internally displaced persons in Medellin, Colombia. Her dissertation is titled “The Life-Cycle of Forced Migration: The Lives and Politics of Rural Internally Displaced Persons in Medellín, Colombia.”

May 23, 2017: CARECEN-SF and San Francisco’s immigrant families.  An interview with Kati Barahona-López, Ph.D. candidate in the department of Sociology of UC Santa Cruz and Senior Case Manager at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) in San Francisco. We discussed her work with CARECEN-SF where she provides immigrant families and unaccompanied minors with personalized and comprehensive case management to support their family’s well-being. We also discussed her dissertation research, which focuses on the role that deportation proceedings have on the day-to-day experiences of migrants, in particular unaccompanied minors living in San Francisco, CA.

May 30, 2017: The Neoliberal Project, Latinx Artists, and the Art Market. An interview with Professor Arlene Dávila of New York University about her scholarship in the field of Latin American and Latino Studies. We discussed her most recent book (El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America published by the University of California Press in 2016) and her new research project about the marketing and circulation of Latino/x art within the context of a global art market that is Eurocentric, elite, and exclusionary in its structure. We concluded the interview talking about her concerns regarding the state of academic freedom for scholars challenging the status quo.
Read Latino/a Art: Race and the Illusion of Equality