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Guest Speakers

Dr. Rachel Hall Clifford
Professor, Anthropology and Public Health, Agnes Scott College
Reclaiming Promoters: Neoliberalism and Local Realities of Development Paradigms
March 9, 2015, Monday, 4pm – 6pm
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall, Xavier Room

Dr. Charles Hale
Professor, Anthropology, African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas, Austin
When Rights Ring Hollow: The Undoing of Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Indigenous and Afro-Latin America
March 30, 2015, Monday, 4pm – 6pm
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall, Maier Room


USF Faculty Highlights

Lindsay Gifford
April 6, 2015
Professor Lindsay Gifford presents a talk Patterns of Violence in Baghdad, Refugee Responses, and Prospects for Peace-Building at Stanford University, Center on International Conflict and Negotiation.

Lucia Cantero
May 27-30, 2015
Professor Lucia Cantero presents a talk "Design as Biopolitics: Aesthetic Regimes of Exclusion in Brazil" at the Latin American Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Christopher Loperena
May 27-30, 2015
Professor Christopher Loperena participates in a round-table discussion Otros Saberes: Collaborative Indigenous and Afro-descendant Knowledge Production at the Latin American Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

October 8, 2014
Professor Loperena presented a talk Sustainable Tourism and Its Discontents: The Case of Honduras, at the University of California, Berkeley.

October 6, 2014
Professor Loperena published a column on emergent tourism development in Honduras and its impact on the Garifuna in Anthropology News.

Olivier Bercault
August 2014
The MAIS Program extends a warm welcome to Professor Olivier Bercault, Human Rights Watch consultant, who joined the USF faculty. Human Rights Watch recently published Professor Bercault's book La Plaine Des Morts (The Plain of the Dead), an in-depth study of Chadian President Habré’s personal implication in massive human rights violations during his rule. Professor Bercault served as deputy-head of the Human Rights Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), where he directed the UN reporting effort of abuses committed in Iraq.

Dana Zartner
May 2014
Oxford University published Professor Dana Zartner's book Courts, Codes, and Custom: Legal Tradition and State Policy Toward International Human Rights and Environmental Law in May 2014. Oxford University Press describes the book as "a novel cultural-institutional theory of legal tradition to explain state policy toward international human rights and environmental law."