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May 1, 2018

Solalinde – Annual Las Casas Lecture on Human Rights

The 2018 Annual Las Casas Lecture on Human Rights Thursday May 3rd 5:30-7:00 p.m. in PLC180.

This year’s speaker is Mexican priest Father Alejandro Solalinde, a candidate to the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 and a tireless fighter for migrant rights in Mexico. He is the founder of the network of shelters hermanosenelcamino.org and has been the target of death threats, harassment, as well as institutional ostracism from both church and state in Mexico. His talk The Migrant’s Path/El camino del migrants will address the ongoing humanitarian crisis of Central American refugees who cross through Mexico on their way North to the US and who become victimized by both narcos and police forces intent on charging a hefty “fee” for their passage in the form of money, but very often, psychological and physical abuse, rape, torture and in many cases death and disappearance. 

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October 30, 2012

Holguín Mendoza on Narco-narratives and emergent Mexican masculinities

Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics Claudia Holguín Mendoza published an essay titled “Dining with the Devil: Identity Formations in Juarez, Mexico.” Holguín Mendoza´s essay appears in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Volume 18, Issue 5, 2011. Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1070289X.2011.654739

Prof. Holguín Mendoza’s  article analyzes popular narratives surrounding the theme of drug lords in the Mexican border city of Juarez and their multifaceted social, ideological, and material effects. This analysis takes into consideration the historical context of eruptions of violence that Juarez has endured in the last few years. Complex formations of the Mexican identity are now being reformulated in hierarchical, gendered, and racialized identities. However, violence in Juarez must not be interpreted as upsurges outside the control of the state, but rather as byproducts of conflict within it.