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Latin American Thought from a Bolivian Perspective: Some Marxist and Indigenous cases
February 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 12:00 amFree
Lecture given by Dr. Josefa Salmón, Rev. Guy Lemieux Distinguished Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Loyola University New Orleans
While in many Latin American countries Indigenous peoples remain marginalized and oppressed by the governments in power, they have increasingly entered intellectual circles and impacted dialogue and discourse about their cultures and their nations. Particularly, the roles of many Indigenous peoples of Bolivia have drastically changed since the beginning of Evo Morales’ presidency in 2005. As a result of these transformations, Dr. Salmón will discuss the need to revise intellectual identities in Latin America in order to include Indigenous voices and knowledges, using Bolivia as a case study. This presentation is based on her recent publication of a series of interviews with Bolivian intellectuals and an anthology on Spanish American thought.