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Latin East collaborator Fernando Camacho Padilla was recently published in the Actas del VI congreso de la Sociedad Española de Iranología (SEI) . Focusing on the latter half of the 1970s, Camacho Padilla traces the outlines of the relationship between the Pinochet regime in Chile and the Mohammad Reza Shah’s Iran.
Between August 12-16, 2019, the Dartmouth South-South Forum’s inaugural interdisciplinary workshop will explore this issue under the title of “Home Lost.” The workshop, convened by Latin East core participant Eman Morsi, alongside her colleagues at Dartmouth Mingwei Huang, and Golnar Nikpour, aims to bring together a number of scholars, writers, and artists to discuss the various ways through which the trauma of losing one’s sense of home – be it physical, emotional, or psychological – manifests in the everyday lives of those affected as well as in their artistic expressions. In lieu of traditional panel sessions, the forum will be organized around daily roundtables for workshopping works-in-progress.
The 2019 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) will include double-panel on Palestine, Latin American and the Caribbean. Organized by Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies and Comparative Literature at Williams College and Latin East participant Amal Eqeiq, the panel is titled Palestine, Latin America and the Caribbean: Encounters, Crossings, and Parallels.
A Spanish translation of Amal Eqeiq’s “Of Borders and Limits: Comparative Indigeneity in Mexico and Palestine” has recently been featured in two Mexican journals, Desinformémonos and Ojarasca. Published originally in Jadaliyya during Summer 2018, Eqeiq deals with some of the foundational concepts that connect Mexico and Palestine: indigeneity, the borderlands, and walls. Eqeiq writes about murals in “two distant geographies are united by a global struggle for liberation.”
The Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) recognized A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran” (UC Press, 2017) by UCLA sociologist and Latin East collaborator Kevan Harris with the 2018 Nikki Keddie Book Award for exceptional scholarship in religion, revolution and/or society, and the 2018 Middle East Political Economy Book Prize for exceptional critical work on the political economy of the Middle East.
Latin East participants Roosbelinda Cárdenas and Hiba Bou Akar interviewed the French-Chilean musician Ana Tijoux for the winter edition of NACLA’s Report on the Americas. The daughter of exiles who fled Chile following the US-backed coup of 1973, Ana has been making music for over two decades.
Speaking across three continents, her words covered everything from music, art and transnational solidarity, to feminism and the role of the public intellectual in the twenty-first century.