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"Time Changes: Zapatistas, Abolition & Border Imaginations." - Alan Eladio Gómez (Arizona State University)

Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center, D1103 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103

The Department of Sociology welcomes Alan Eladio Gómez (Arizona State University) with his lecture, "Time Changes: Zapatistas, Abolition & Border Imaginations."

Drawing on phenomenology, political theory, and social movement history,  this talk will connect four narratives: the circulation of the ideas and inspirations of the EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation) in Mexico; prison abolition projects in Arizona; the creative possibilities of thinking beyond solidarity; and the politics of knowledge production in the USian academy.

Alan Eladio Gómez is a Southwest Borderlands Scholar and associate professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Gómez is the author of The Revolutionary Imaginations of Greater Mexico: Chicana/o Radicalism, Solidarity Politics & Latin American Social Movements (University of Texas Press, 2016). He is currently working on two manuscripts:  'With Dignity Intact': Rebellion, Justice, and Power in the U.S. Federal Prison System, 1969-1974" (under contract, University of Nebraska Press); and "Autonomy, Ungovernability and the UNAM Student Strike in Mexico, 1999-2000."

Presented by Department of Sociology at The New School for Social Research

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