Security in Context Presents
Latin East Webinar
Wednesday, 2 June 2021
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Scholars from Latin America and the Arab region will introduce their work on securitization from a comparative regional and interdisciplinary perspective. The working group will have several public meetings throughout the year, showcasing the development of their research projects.
Jessica Stites-Mor is Associate Professor of Latin America, Global South and Documentary at the University of British Columbia. She is also Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Latin American and the Caribbean Studies. She is the author of Human Rights and Transnational Solidarity in Cold War Latin America. Madison (University of Wisconsin Press, February 2013).
Shimaa Seihat is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, Civil Society and the State at American University in Cairo. She is the author of Threat Perception and Democratic Support in Post Arab Spring Egypt, Comparative Politics.
Nillia Viscardi is Associate Professor in the Department of Pedagogy, Policts and Society at Universidad de la República. She is part of the Board of Directors of “Programa Central de Promoción de Convivencia”. She is also the author of “Adolescencia y Cultura política en cuestión. Vida cotidiana, derechos políticos y Convivencia en los centros educativos” (Revista de Ciencias Sociales).
Omar Tesdell is assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Birzeit University and a postdoctoral fellow of the Arab Council for Social Sciences. His research focuses on environmental questions and sovereignty in the Middle East. Organizations such as The Social Science Research Council IDRF, Palestinian American Research Center, and the University of Minnesota have supported his research.
Amal Eqeiq is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature in the Center for Foreign languages, Literatures & Cultures at Williams College. She is the author of Aesthetics of Indigenous Affinity: From Chiapas to Palestine in the Traveling Murals of Gustavo Chávez Pavón (Journal of Postmodern Indigenous Studies, 2019).
Leandro Gamallo is a CONICET postdoctoral fellow and a Doctor of Social Sciences (UBA). Studies issues related to collective action, social movements, and political processes in Latin America. Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is autor of Las bases sociales de la protesta en torno al aborto en la Argentina reciente (Sociedad y Religión, 2021).
Pablo Emilio Angarita is Professor and researcher at Universidad de Antioquía. He is Director of the Human Security Observatory of Medellín and researcher in the working group “Violencia, Seguridad y obstáculos a la ciudadanía” at CLACSO.
Fernando Camacho Padilla is Associate Professor and Researcher in the department of Contemporary History at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His main research focuses on the relations between Chile and Sweden, and in the contemporary relations between Latin America and the Middle East. He is also co-author of Miradas de Iran (2021).
Jose-Vicente Tavares Dos Santos is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul. He is the director of Instituto Latino-americano de Estudos Avancados. His research focuses on Violence and Conflict in Latin America.
Paul Amar is a professor in the Global Studies Department at the University of California Santa Barbara and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies is a political scientist and anthropologist. He is the author of The Middle East and Brazil (2014).
Alejandro Velasco: is Associate Professor of Modern Latin America in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and in the Department of History at New York University, and Executive Editor of NACLA Report on the Americas. He is the author of the award-winning Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela (University of California Press, 2015).
Omar S. Dahi is Associate Professor of economics at Hampshire College, a co-editor at Jadaliyya, and editor at MERIP (Middle East Research and Information Project). His research and teaching interests are in the areas of economic development and international trade, with a special focus on South-South economic cooperation, and on the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa.