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Professor Gálvez Spends Three Busy Days Making Presentations in Mexico

November 8, 2010


Professor Gálvez (right) takes notes during the November 3 panel of multinational scholars.

Professor Alyshia Gálvez (Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies) took part in a three-day round of presentations and conferences in Mexico last week. On November 3, she appeared on a panel of multinational scholars from Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Mexico at the "International Colloquium: Citizen Bicentennial: Experiences with Participatory Citizenship in Latin America," cosponsored by the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a government program in Mexico City known as "City of Mexico, Participatory Citizenship." The following day, she made a presentation about her recent book, Guadalupe in New York, at a Jesuit University, La Universidad Iberoamericana de Puebla, in the city of Puebla.The event was well attended by faculty and students, as well as many representatives of local media. Learn more about the discussion in the media stories posted at La Jornada de Oriente, e-consulta, and YouTube. Then on November 5, she participated in the conference "Barometers of Democarcy in Latin America: Myth and Reality," sponsored by the University of the City of Mexico and the Benemerita University Autonoma de Puebla, a large public university in Puebla. She was part of both the scientific committee and organizing committee, coordinated a thematic group of panels ("Transnationalism and the Intangible Policies and Cultures of Migration") along with a Chilean colleague, and also moderated three panels.