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Imagining Ecuador

Saturday, April 2, 2011
12:00 AM
Room 340 West Hall

Please join LACS and Círculo Andino for their “Imagining Ecuador” conference, featuring the following presentations:

10:30 – 11:00 Welcome by Bruce Mannheim
11:00 – 12:40

Panel 1: Risk, Representation, and Racialized Borders

Discussant: Sergio Miguel Huarcaya, Anthropology

Scars of Nation: Surgical Penetration and the State in Ecuador
by Liz Roberts

Imagining an Indigenous Ecuador in Otavalo: Beyond Commemoration in Otavalos Song
by John McDowell

Crossing borders from Calhuasí to Quito to Brooklyn: indigenous youth’s rural-to-urban migrations and beyond
by Kate Swanson

Risk-seeking Peasants, Excessive Artisans: Speculation, Fashion, and Longing in the Northern Andes
by Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld

Discussant comments + Q&A

12:45 – 2:00 Lunch
2:10 – 3:30

Documentary Film: La Curación (The Healing)

Movie + Discussion

3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 – 5:40

Panel 2: Reconfiguring Nationhood

Discussant: Daniel Noemi, Romance Languages 

Indigenismo in Ecuador
by Marc Becker 

Afro-Ecuador Beyond the 'lettered city': Rethinking the representation of blackness in the literary works of Nelson Estupiñán Bass
by Michael Handelsman

Rafael Correa’s Technopopulism
by Carlos de la Torre

Mediated Freedom(s): The Politics of AfroEcuadorian In/Exclusion in (De)Colonial Perspective
by Catherine Walsh

Discussant comments + Q&A

5:40 – 5:50 Break
5:50 – 6:10 Closing remarks by Javier Sanjinés