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The Gastronomic Revolution and Other Stories of Race and Coloniality in Peru

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 4:00 PM

McMillan Hall, G052
McMillan Hall, 1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO 63130

María Elena García is associate professor in the Comparative History of Ideas at the University of Washington in Seattle. A Peruvian woman of Quechua ancestry, García received her doctorate in anthropology at Brown University and has been a Mellon Fellow at Wesleyan University and Tufts University. Her first book, "Making Indigenous Citizens: Identities, Development, and Multicultural Activism in Peru" (Stanford, 2005) examined Indigenous and intercultural politics in Peru in the immediate aftermath of the war between Sendero Luminoso and the state. Her work on indigeneity and interspecies politics in the Andes has appeared in multiple edited volumes and journals such as Anthropology Now, Anthropological Quarterly, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Latin American Perspectives, and Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies. Her second book, Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race: Stories of Capital, Culture, and Coloniality in Peru (published by the University of California Press and supported by an NEH Fellowship), examines the intersections of race, species, and capital in contemporary Peru. Her next project, Landscapes of Death: Political Violence Beyond the Human in the Peruvian Andes, considers the impact of political violence in Peru on more-than-human lives and bodies. You can learn more about García's teaching and scholarship here.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) and the Latinx | Latin American Race & Ethnicity Research Unit.

Please note, this event will be held in-person in McMillan Hall, G052 with a Zoom option available.

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María Elena García, Associate Professor, University of Washington

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