2013 Spring Institute
Panels and Presenters


Friday, May 10

Panel 1: Movement, Sex and Rights

Dawn F. Stinchcomb, Spanish, Purdue: “Life in the Brothels in Latin American Literature: The Public Woman as a Danger to/an Agent for Society”

Wendy A. Vogt, Anthropology, IUPUI: “In Search of Sanctuary: New Movements for Humanitarianism and Rights along the Migrant Trail in Mexico”

Panel 2: Elite and Folk Ideas of Country and Nature

Lourdes Hurtado, History, Franklin College: “The Current Debate on Military Service and the (Social) Media in Peru”

Richard H. Weiner, History, IPFW: “Texts and the Construction of Popular Perceptions:  The Writings of Alexander von Humboldt and Justo Sierra and the Rise and Fall of Mexico’s Legendary Wealth”

Nick Kawa, Anthropology, Ball State: “The Big Snake: An Amazonian Vision of Human-Environmental Relations”

Keynote Address:

John McDowell,  Folklore and Ethnomusicology,  IUB:
“The Promise (and Pitfalls) of Expressive Culture on YouTube”

Saturday, May 11

 Panel 3: Popular Languages

Scooter Pégram, Modern Languages, IU Northwest:
“Rap as Resistance: Language, Lyrics and Young Haitian Males in early Québec Hip-hop”

Stephen Buttes, Spanish, IPFW:
“Shantytown Vistas and Immigrant Voices: Bernardo Verbitsky, Guaraní Language and the Art of Overcoming Peronism”

Irune del Rio Gabiola, Spanish, Butler:
“Unbecoming Caribbean: An Analysis of Cristy Road’s Graphic Narratives”

Panel 4: Race and Nation

Daniel Bauer, Anthropology, University of Southern Indiana:
“From Mestizo to Indigenous: The Politics of the Past in Coastal Ecuador”

Hayley Froysland, History, IU South Bend:
‘“The Problems of the Race’: Higienistas, the Poor, and the Road to ‘Racial Regeneration’ in Colombia, 1880-1936”