Pilas Conference 2013



Wednesday 19th
12:30 – 13:30 Registration Cypress Building Foyer
13:30 – 14:30 Welcome to the Annual Conference & Poster Festival Launch
  Posters, Cypress Building Foyer.
All posters will be on display during the entire conference. During the conference launch on Wednesday time will be give for you to pose questions to their authors. On following days, contact information will be left by authors.
Maria Gloria Amorozo (LSE)
Family Strategies in Ecuador: An Overview (*Poster on display from Thursday lunchtime*)
Hannah Clarke (University of St. Andrews)
Valentín Gómez Farías: A political biography, 1821-1857
Zoila Sofia Mazariegos Samayoa (University of Oslo)
The economic and social dilemmas of hydropower in Guatemala
Carlos Jolon Morales
Night and fog in Guatemala: political violence 1979-1985
Sarah Parry (University of Liverpool)
Representing Colombian Urban Violence through Paratexts
Rachael Boothroyd (University of Liverpool)
Transforming the State in Venezuela
Jenny Wattrus (Lancaster University)
Caudillismo in its Many Forms
Benjamin Inman (University of Liverpool)
Beyond Emigration? Emigrant Communities and the Emigrant Press across the Galician Atlantic
14:30 – 15:30 Pre conference public lecture, Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 8
Chile 40 Years On Three Short Films about Chile, Michael ChananDr Bernardo Munoz, testimonies on the Coup

For more details, please see documentary programme

16:00 – 17:00 Wine Reception Cypress Building Foyer
17:30 -20:00 Documentary, FACT Liverpool
Comuna in Construction, Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler
Thursday 20th
09:30 – 10:00 Registration Cypress Building Foyer
10:00 – 11:00 Cosmovisions & Philosophies in & of Latin America, Cypress Building Room 401
  Chair: Andrew Redden
Erick Palomares (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
How to change the world accordingly to Latin America? Two contradictory perspectives.
Johanna Bergstrom (University of Warwick)
What can we learn from Mayan feminists’ interpretation of ‘buen vivir’?
Migration & Mobility, Cypress Building Nellist Room (114/116)
Chair: Sarah Parry
Benjamin Inman (University of Liverpool)
Beyond Home & Away: Exploring Multilateral Ties Between Galician Emigrant Communities
Katerina Chatzikidi (University of Oxford)
The Manila-Galleon trade: 250 years of mobility and exchange
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:45 Politics & Policies, Cypress Building Room 401
  Chair: Jenny Wattrus
Pauline Ravillard (University of Oxford)
The Role of Formal Rules, Informal Rules and Elites in Making Economic Policy: Chile and Argentina’s Military Dictatorships during 1976-82
Pablo Calderon (Kings College London)
Comparing Democratic Experiences in Latin America; the spurious relationship between democracy and the markets.
Marianna Leite (Birbeck College, University of London)
Expanding the Space: The Importance of Understanding Policy Spaces in Determining the Processes Associated with Health Sector Reform’s
Political Strategies in Brazillian Corruption, Cypress Building Nellist Room (114/116)
Carlos Solar (University of York)
Police Corruption and Protection of Criminality in Latin America
Denisse Rodriguez Olivari (Kings College)
Understanding corruption behaviour and perception in Latin America
Sarah Parry (University of Liverpool)
Corruption in Colombia as presented by Alonso Salazar’s No nacimos pa’semilla
12:45 – 14:15 Lunch Break & Annual Meeting
14:15 – 15:15 Keynote, Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 8
Professor Doreen Massey: Alternative Power Geographies?
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break, Cypress Building Foyer
15:30 – 17:00 Assessing 21st Century Socialism in Venezuela, Cypress Building Room 401
  Chair: Geoff Goodwin
Edmundo Bracho (University of Westminster)
Political Polarization And Media In Chavez’s Venezuela
Jenny Wattrus (Lancaster University)
Hugo Chávez: The Democratic Caudillo
Rachael Boothroyd (University of Liverpool)
Venezuelan Communes in Construction: Transcending the Binary between Revolution and Reform
Performance Art, Cypress Building Nellist Room (114/116)
Chair: Şizen Yiacoup
Alejandra Isaza Velasquez (University of Manchester)
Concerts and opera as nation builders in Colombia, 1848 – 1910
Sophie Stevens (Kings College)
Stage as laboratory: translating and performing Esperando la Carroza
Sandra D’Angelo (Kings College)
Digital samples in Baile Funk music: origins and peculiarities in Brazil and abroad
17:30 Documentary, Venue: The Brink Liverpool, Oiaymelo, Nick CarterSin Tierra, No Somos Shuar, Stacey WilliamsRamiro, A Teacher’s Journey, Mieke Lopes Cardozo and Rikjan Scholten
19:30 – 21:30 Dinner: Lucha Libre Liverpool
21:30 – 00:00 Party: Lucha Libre Liverpool
Friday 21st
09:00 – 09:30 Registration: Rendall Building Theatre Workshop (1st floor)
09:30 – 11:00 Contemporary Issues in the Andean Zone, Cypress Building Room 401
  Chair: Geoff Goodwin
Anna Krausova (University of Oxford)
Resisting Redistribution with Recognition: Conflicting Rights Paradigms in Regional Resistance to Bolivia’s Multicultural Reforms
Jonathan Alderman (University of St. Andrews)
Whose autonomy is it anyway?: Struggles over Kallawaya identity and the process of becoming an Indigenous Autonomy in the North of La Paz, Bolivia.
Karolina Kuberska (University of St. Andrews)
The meanings of sobreparto. Embodiment of emotions and postpartum illness
Representations of Latin America & Latin American Figures, Cypress Building Nellist Room (114/116)
Stacey Dunlea (University of Sheffield)
The UK Press and Bolivia’s Energy Resources
Jack Webb (University of Liverpool)
The Spectre of Haiti in Late Victorian Britain
David Powell (University of Sheffield)
A Committed Socialist? Reading the 1960s Journalism of Mario Vargas Llosa
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break: Rendall Building Theatre Workshop
11:30 – 13:00 Education, Cypress Building Room 401
  Chair: Jenny Wattrus
Michele Wisdahl (University of St. Andrews)
Social Problems and Essay Writing on the Brazilian National High School Exam: Schooling Brazil’s Youngest Citizens
Sonja Marzi (University of East Anglia)
Young Afro-Colombians’ ‘Capability to Aspire’ in Cartagena, Colombia
Esther Ojulari (SAS, UCL)
Education for All? Mestizaje, “racial democracy” the right to education for Afro-descendants in Latin America
Historical Consciousness in Arts, Cypress Building Nellist Room (114/116)
Daniel Thomaz (Universiteit Utrecht)
Art of Transition, Transition of Art: Historical consciousness in art and literatura during the Brazilian Democratic Transition
Niall Geraghty (University of Cambridge)
Transposing the Past to Confront a Contemporary Crisis in César Aira’s La prueba
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break: Rendall Building Theatre Workshop
14:00 – 15:30 Politics in Action? Cypress Building Room 401
  Chair: Rachael Boothroyd
Katia Valenzuela Fuentes (University of Nottingham)
The Spring of Chile: Analysis of the Student’s Movement and their tensions between a politics “from below” and a politics “from above”
Geoff Goodwin (IA, UCL)
Rural radicalism in the Andes? A critical appraisal of Rafael Correa’s “Agrarian Revolution
Adam Fishwick (University of Sussex)
Work, Political Ideas, and Class Formation in the Chilean Textile Industry 1930-1973
20th Century Literature and Film, Cypress Building Nellist Room (114/116)
Chair: Ben Inman
Rosane Ramos (Kings College)
The Lyricism in Brazilian Novels
Tracey Morse (University of Liverpool)
Gender, Identity, and Power Relations in Aline Pettersson’s La noche de las hormigas
Santiago Oyarzabal (University of Warwick)
Darín’s stardom: a changing image representing the nation’s crisis
University of Liverpool, TBC Telenovela: Colombia’s Daily Fix, Rebecca Radmore¿Cuanto Tienes? ¿Cuando Sales?, Colectivo JunayaViva Mexico, Nicolas Défossé

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