Year of Europe: Intersections of Violence in Latin America, Panel Discussion

As the third session in The Intersections of Violence in Latin America, three distinguished scholars speak about their work on violence:

Rosa Linda Fregoso is a professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz. Her areas of specialization are femenicide, gender and racial violence, media and visual arts, and cultural politics in the Americas. Her publications include many single authored and co-edited volumes such as Terrorizing Women: Femenicide in the Americas, MeXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands, and The Bronze Screen: Chicana and Chicano Film Culture. Cecilia Menjivar is currently a foundation distinguished professor in the department of sociology at the University of Kansas. She specializes in immigration, gender, violence, social networks, and religious institutions in the US and Latin America (particularly Central America). She has written over 90 articles and book chapters as well as six books, including Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Lives in Guatemala and Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America, both of which have received numerous awards. She is also currently the Vice President of the American Sociological Association.

Tiffiny Tung is the Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Graduate Studies in Anthropology at Vanderbilt University. She is the director of the Beringa Bioarchaeology and Archaeology Project in the Majes Valley in Arequipa, Peru. Her areas of specialization include paleopathology, violence related trauma, the use of body and body parts in rituals, bioarchaeology of imperialism, and bioarchaeological perspectives on embodiment. Her book is called Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire: A Social Bioarchaeology of Imperialism in the Ancient Andes.

***EVENT START TIME DELAYED DUE TO TRAVEL ISSUES. 4:30 - 5 P.M. START TIME*** Just Transition not Toxic Prisons: the Fight Against Prison Building in Coal County

Please, join us in welcoming Panagioti Tsolkas as part of our UK Appalachian Center Speaker Series!  This talk is entitled Just Transition not Toxic Prisons: the Fight Against Prison Building in Coal Country.  Mr. Tsolkas will present his talk in Room 208 of the White Hall Classroom Building on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  He is the current Special Projects Coordinator at the Human Rights Defense Center in Lake Worth, FL, the Prison Ecology Project, has been the editor for the Earth First! Journal, and has worked on many other projects and as an activist. This is a free event and has been co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science.  

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
White Hall Classroom Building, Room 208

Miguel Alvear Presents: Beyond the Mall: A Documentary About Popular Video Films in Ecuador

Miguel Alvear Presents: 
Beyond the Mall: A Documentary About Popular Video Films in Ecuador

Miguel Alvear is an Ecuadorian filmmaker. His recent movies are Más allá del Mall (2010) and Blak Mama (2009). He studied in Belgium and at the SFAI (California). His movies have been recognized with the Award DocTV in 2010, the prize for best Ecuadorian movie in 2008, and in the “Festival der Nationen”, Austria, 1996.

Sept 24th 4-6:30 pm 
White Hall Classroom Building 234

Sponsored by the International Studies Program, Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the University of Kentucky,Sociology Department University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Department of Hispanic Studies


Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
White Hall Classroom 234

Reviewing the Murder of Susie Casey: Some Observations on Violence Against Women

event flyerNeil Websdale addresses the complexities of the life and murder of Susie Casey, a Montana woman who disappeared on April 12, 2008 from Glendive, Montana, only to be found dead three weeks later. The long search for and prosecution of her killer raised many issues that the anti-domestic violence movement confronts in its day-to-day work. The case challenges many of our assumptions about "battered women," who they are, their agency, their resistive maneuverability, and the social structural and biographical pressures they negotiate. It also raises painful questions about what needs to happen for the anti-violence against women movement to progress. His presentation draws upon detailed archival data from police reports, numerous field interviews, court documents, investigative photography, and other sources contributed by Susie's family.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Singletary Center President's Room

Margaret McGladrey Selected as the 2015 Recipient of the American Sociological Association Student Forum Paper Award

In her award-winning paper, “Studying Sexualities in Girls’ Social Worlds: Ethical and Effective Methodologies for Research with Preadolescent Girls,” McGladrey recommends strategies for eliciting meaningful information about how preadolescent girls interpret sexualized media content.

UK Places 84 Student-athletes on SEC Academic Honor Roll

Student-athletes from all eight of Kentucky's spring sports teams combined to earn a total of 84 spots on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, Commissioner Greg Sankey announced on Tuesday.

UK Team Places Second at the Emory Global Health Case Competition

Sociology's Ryan McElhose and his teammates traveled to Atlanta after winning an event on UK's campus.

Transnational Lives with Nina Glick-Schiller

Connecting with people from around the world is much easier now than it has ever been before. With the internet, phones, and fast travel, we can build relationships and networks in new ways - breaking through the barriers of national boundaries. This development of relationships and their influence despite national borders is known as transnationalism, a social phenomenon that we will be focusing on throughout a four part series. Join the conversation as we kick off the series with Lauren Copeland, a graduate student from the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, Pathmanesan Sanmugeswaran, a graduate student in Anthropology, and Agata Grzelczak, a graduate student in Hispanic Studies, as they interview Nina Glick-Schiller, one of the pioneers of transnational studies. Glick-Schiller’s research has spanned across her career, influencing scholars both in the humanities and social studies. 

For more information about the lecture series that inspired this podcast series, please head to: Transnational Lives Lecture Series

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

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Violence and the Human Condition: Political Violence and Issues of Measurement and Methodology


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Sponsered by the National Science Foundation, UK Gaines Center for the Humanities, UK Office of the Vice President for Research, the Department of Political Science, QIPSR, and the Department of Sociology.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
UK campus

College of Arts and Sciences Recognizes Its Award-winning Faculty

The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences will honor its faculty at 4 p.m. today at the William T. Young Library Auditorium.


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