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Study Abroad Events

February 21st, 2024

‘Belize: The case of erasure, identity and belonging’, a lecture by Dr. Nicole Ramsey

‘Belize: The case of erasure, identity and belonging’, a lecture by Dr. Nicole Ramsey

Dr. Nicole Ramsey
Assistant Professor
University of Texas (Mexican American and Latina/o Studies)

This talk unveils an intricate web of erasure, identity, and belonging within the Belizean and Black Central American diaspora.

In this talk, Dr. Ramsey will focus on the intricate dynamics of race and ethnicity within the Belizean community in the U.S., with a specific focus on Los Angeles. Highlighting the experiences and subtleties of Blackness and Black Identity, Dr. Ramsey will examine how the status of Black Belizeans in Central America and Belize shapes their diasporic journey in the United States. Through a nuanced lens, this talk will explore the nuanced process of identity formation, addressing the challenges and varied aspects faced by those at the intersection of multiple racialized geographies. Ultimately the discussion unveils an intricate web of erasure, identity, and belonging within the Belizean and Black Central American diaspora.

Funded by The Global Citizens Fund; Sponsored by Race and Ethnicity Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Feminist Studies, and Latin American and Border Studies.

Location

F.W. Olin Building, Room 110

Date & Time

February 21 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Belize: The case of erasure, identity and belonging, a lecture by Dr. Nicole Ramsey

Belize: The case of erasure, identity and belonging, a lecture by Dr. Nicole Ramsey

Dr. Nicole Ramsey
Assistant Professor, Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, University of Texas

In this talk, Dr. Ramsey will focus on the intricate dynamics of race and ethnicity within the Belizean community in the U.S., with a specific focus on Los Angeles. Highlighting the experiences and subtleties of Blackness and Black Identity, Dr. Ramsey will examine how the status of Black Belizeans in Central America and Belize shapes their diasporic journey in the United States. Through a nuanced lens, this talk will explore the nuanced process of identity formation, addressing the challenges and varied aspects faced by those at the intersection of multiple racialized geographies. Ultimately the discussion unveils an intricate web of erasure, identity, and belonging within the Belizean and Black Central American diaspora.

Event funding provided by The Global Citizens Fund, Southwestern University

Sponsored by Sociology and Anthropology, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Feminist Studies, and Latin American and Border Studies

Location

F.W. Olin Building, Room 110

Date & Time

February 21 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

February 27th, 2024

‘From Drug Cartels to Criminal Enterprises: Government Crackdowns and the Evolution of Organized Crime in Mexico’

‘From Drug Cartels to Criminal Enterprises: Government Crackdowns and the Evolution of Organized Crime in Mexico’

Dr. Marco Alcocer, SU ’14
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Academy Scholar

Lecture Summary: Scholars have long argued that organized crime expansion is extremely difficult and rare since these groups rely on local networks and are unable to operate without some degree of state protection, which they often lack outside their historical strongholds. Yet, Latin America is currently experiencing significant criminal expansion. Why do criminal organizations expand beyond their historical strongholds and what explains where they go? Moreover, what are the implications for democratic accountability and citizen wellbeing? In this presentation I will show that government interventions in the drug market can create incentives for drug cartels to diversify their activities and expand to territories with lucrative new business opportunities. Cartels then seek to gain state protection when entering new political jurisdictions by exploiting electoral cycles to capture local politicians, allowing them to operate with impunity and worsening citizen well-being. 

Lecture Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Southwestern University

Location

A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Prothro Room, 2nd floor

Date & Time

February 27 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

February 28th, 2024

“The Ontology of Blue: Nature and Value in Coastal Belize”, lecture by Dr. Patrick Gallagher

“The Ontology of Blue: Nature and Value in Coastal Belize”, lecture by Dr. Patrick Gallagher

Dr. Patrick Gallagher
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Texas at San Antonio

This talk explores the social and ecological relationships by which the idea of a valuable nature comes into being in coastal Belize.

Location

F.W. Olin Building, Room 110

Date & Time

February 28 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

March 1st, 2024

Fall Study Abroad Application Deadline

Fall Study Abroad Application Deadline

March 1st is the Fall study abroad application deadline and SU Study Abroad Scholarships application deadline. Apply Now. 

Date & Time

March 1 - All Day
London 2024 Application Deadline

London 2024 Application Deadline

Apply by March 1 for the SU London 2024 Study Abroad Program! 

Location

Online

Date & Time

March 1 - All Day

March 7th, 2024

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Application Deadline

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Application Deadline

March 7th is the Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Application deadline.
See the Gilman website
Visit the Deby Ellis Writing Center for Assistance with the essays.

Location

https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

Date & Time

March 7 - All Day

 

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