Native Critiques of Development from the Americas and the Global SouthAssociate professor of Latin American Studies, Portuguese, and Spanish at the University of Miami
WHEN Wednesday | 14 Oct, 12:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
After two decades of deliberation, the architects of the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples chose not to delimit the theoretical or lived bounds of “indigeneity” to a particular set of qualifications, thus leaving room for Native peoples worldwide to self-identify as “indigenous” in accordance with their particular needs and interests. Highlighting the case of Brazil, I draw on historiographical, ecological, and creative narratives surrounding major rivers in South America, India, and the United States.
Tracy Devine Guzmán is an associate professor of Latin American Studies, Portuguese, and Spanish at the University of Miami, where she directs the doctoral program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Guzmán’s primary areas of focus are Brazil and the Andes, especially Peru. She is the author of Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity after Independence and is working on a second book called Transnational Indigeneities, which traces ideas by and about indigenous peoples across the Americas and into the global south from the late colonial period to the present.