Distinguished Humanities Professor to Discuss Meaning of Globalization for Latin America

Distinguished Humanities Professor to Discuss Meaning of Globalization for Latin America

2/13/14 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences’ Symposium Against Indifference: Engaging Latin America and the Caribbean hosts Ohio State University’s Distinguished Humanities Professor Abril Trigo to lead a discussion about the effect of globalization on Latin America.

Dr. Trigo will present his recent findings at a public discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

In his latest work, Trigo analyzes the operation of globalization and the place of Latin America within this economic regime while asking: What do we mean when we talk about globalization today? What is the meaning of globalization in Latin America and for Latin Americans? In his presentation he will discuss some of the economic, political and cultural effects of globalization on Latin American everyday life, such as the impact of global pop culture, the informal economy, narco-trafficking, transnational migrancy, the new ethnic and social movements, and the ongoing struggle for the nation-state. 

Trigo's areas of specialization include Latin American Cultural Studies, literary and cultural theory, theater, film and popular culture. He has published extensively on Latin American cultural studies, with particular emphasis on the historical formation of national imaginaries and their articulation to popular culture (rock, graffiti, candombe, soccer, etc.). Currently, he is working on “A Critique of the Political-Libidinal Economy,” a theoretical inquiry on the formation of value and subjectivity. 

For more information about the Symposium Against Indifference and information about upcoming events, visit cas-symposium.blogspot.com or contact Dr. Christopher Swanson, professor of mathematics, at cswanson@ashland.edu or419.289.5264.  

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###