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Indigeneity, Development, and the State in 20th-Century Mexico and Peru

Paula López Caballero, UNAM, Mexico; Cayetana Adrianzén Ponce, New York University; Karin Rosemblatt, University of Maryland

March 9, 2021 · 5:00 pm-6:30 pm · via Zoom

Program of Latin American Studies
Photo: Roberto Cueva del Río, mural of Lázaro Cárdenas in Jiquilpan, Michoacán, 1938

This event will explore changing conceptions of indigeneity and development in mid-20th-century Mexico and Peru. How did divergent framings of the “indigenous question” shape government policies and the production of knowledge? What relation did state developmental agendas bear to processes unfolding within indigenous communities themselves?

There will then be responses from two discussants: Karin Rosemblatt, Professor and Director of the Center for Historical Studies at the University of Maryland and author of The Science and Politics of Race in Mexico and the United States, 1910–1950 (2019); and Vera Candiani, Associate Professor of History at Princeton.

Moderator: Tony Wood, PLAS Postdoctoral Fellow

Co-sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton (NAISIP)

Free and open to the public

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