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Global Mafalda: Latin America, Cultural Contestation, and Transnational Processes

March 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join the Institute of Latin American Studies for a lecture on the Argentinian icon, Mafalda, and its role in Latin America. The lecture will be given by Prof. Isabella Cosse and Prof. Gabriel Kessler will moderate.

Isabella Cosse is a researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) in Argentina and at University of Buenos Aires. Her field of research is the History of the Family and Childhood in connection with social, cultural, and political processes in the Twentieth Century. Her published works include the following books: Mafada: Historia social y política (Buenos Aires, FCE, 2014), Pareja, sexualidad y familia en los años sesenta (Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI, 2010), Estigmas de nacimiento: Peronismo y orden familiar, 1946-1955 (Buenos Aires: FCE, 2006) and as well as articles in journals such as Journal of Family History, Hispanic American Historical Review, Journal of the History of Sexuality. She is currently working on a new project “Family and Politics in the Cold War in Argentina” and she is Fellow of the Fulbright Commission and CONICET at the Institute of Latin American Studies (Columbia University).

Gabriel Kessler is the current Tinker Visiting Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.  He has a PhD in Sociology by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciencies Sociales (EHESS). He is Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), head researcher at Conicet –Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología- Argentina (Argentine National Council of Science and Technology), and Associate Fellow at the Centre d’Etude des Mouvements Sociaux of the EHESS, France. His research has dealt with social issues, public policies and violence, as well as exploring the effect of middle classes, impoverishment, education experiences throughout different classes, the effects of unemployment, youth violence, fear of crime and the relationship between death and politics. His works focus on Argentina and other Latin American countries, and his concern for a regional Latin American approach led to his membership in numerous networks and research programs from the region as well as US, Canada and Europe-based projects. These lines of work pose academic relevancy while also striving to contribute with solutions to Latin American social issues.  He has published 15 books and over 90 papers worldwide, and has been a Lecturer and Visiting Professor in several universities around the world.  In 2015 he was a visiting lecturer at Université de Fribourg in Switzerland and at the EHESS.


March 11, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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