Reconfiguring Urban Space: Youth Activism and Cultural Production in Oaxaca, Mexico
Location: UC San Diego, Institute of the Americas Complex, Deutz Room
Open to: Public
Speaker: Maurice Magaña, USMEX Visiting Fellow
Discussant: Ramona Pérez, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, San Diego State University
Maurice Rafael Magana is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon. He received his MA in Anthropology from the University of Oregon in 2008 and his BA in Anthropology from the University of South Florida in 2003. Maurice's current research examines the local political culture of autonomous youth activism in Oaxaca, Mexico and considers how urban youth are experimenting with novel forms of social and political participation in the present context of economic, social and political uncertainty. While at the University of Oregon, he has worked as a research assistant for the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, and the Center for the Study of Woman in Society's "Latinos in Rural Oregon" and "Gender, Families and Immigration in the Northwest" research initiatives.
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