Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Kim Koo Library
Visiting researchers from Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM), including Cecilia Rocha and Ramiro Segura, will speak about their research.
Cecilia Rocha Carpiuc is a doctoral student in political science and a researcher in the National Research System in Uruguay. She holds an undergraduate degree in political science and a MA in public policy and gender studies. Her dissertation examines the formation of collective action among domestic workers in Latin America. Given their work in the informal economy, their emotional ties with their employers, and their identities as low income ethnic and racial minority women, one would expect many barriers to organization. Rocha’s project investigates the mechanisms that make collective action among domestic workers possible. Rocha holds a 90-day residency and will be at CLACS and GPD in September-November, 2017.
Ramiro Segura is Professor of Urban Anthropology at Universidad Nacional de San Martín and a researcher with the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales. He holds the Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, and previously held a postdoctoral position at Berlin's Freie Universität. His research analyzes cultural heritage, urban insecurity, socio-spatial segregation, daily mobility and social inequalities in urban spaces. He is the author of Vivir afuera: Antropología de la experiencia urbana (San Martín: UNSAM 2015), and has co-edited three books on urban studies in Latin America. Segura holds a 30-day residency and will be at CLACS and GPD in November 2017.