March 16 - August 17, 2014
Collective Reaction: 7 Exhibitions by Democracia, Adel Abidin, Hito Steyerl, Mohammed Al Shammarey, Prince Varughese Thomas, Maura Sheehan, and Steve StasoRead More
Politics, Drugs, and Violence in Mexico, Central, and South America
Mondays, November 17, 24 and December 1 and 8 from 12:00 - 1:30pm
At The Station Museum of Contemporary Art
Poverty, Gangs, and Children, in Unsettled Central and South America
Donna De Cescre
Donna DeCaesara, who studied at Essex University and at State College of New York, Buffalo, is an award-winning journalist who lived in Central America to experience and photograph poverty and injustice. An associate professor of journalism at University of Texas, Austin, she has orchestrated many exhibits around the world including a United Nations exhibit, “Children of War, Broken Childhood?” She is also known for her work revealing the spread of Los Angeles gangs in Central America. She has won the Dorthea Lange and the Maria Moors Cabot prizes for her work.
Understanding Central America
Dr. John Booth
Dr. Booth, who served as Regents’ Professor of political science, University of North Texas, is considered a foremost authority on Central America. His forthcoming book, “Understanding Central America”, is being touted as a major contribution to knowledge of Central America. His work has focused on democratization, revolution, political violence, and Central American politics. He has been a political risk consultant for the Department of State and other groups, agencies, and corporations.
Politics and Violence in South America
Dr. Eduardo Aleman
Dr. Aleman, associate professor, Department of Political Science, University of Houston, received his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Los Angeles. He is an expert on Latin American politics and is co-editing a book on agenda control in Latin American legislatures. “Legislative Politics in Chile” is his current book project. He is also knowledgeable about Argentina and Columbia and will talk about the Central America/Columbia ties.
Mexico: Obstacles to Progress in Spite of Reform
Dr. Tony Payan
Dr. Payan, author of “The Three US-Mexico Border Wars: Drugs, Immigration, and Homeland Security,” is director of the Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute and adjunct associate professor in political science. An expert on border issues, he also serves as associate professor of political science at University of Texas, El Paso, and as a member of the graduate faculty at Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez.
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The proliferation of images and the devices that record them has fundamentally shifted the method in which information is interpreted and disseminated. What once was a costly and specialized skill has now become a tool for the masses. The propagation of imagery has been simultaneously displaced and appropriated by both traditional and independent media outlets. Through cropping, manipulation, and contextual placement, images take on new meanings that subvert or recuperate.
PRINCE VARUGHESE THOMAS