The B/ordering Violence Sawyer Seminar Workshops


During the 2012-13 academic year, UW will be holding a Mellon Sawyer Seminar titled “B/ordering Violence: Boundaries, Indigeneity and Gender in the Americas.” The seminar, organized by LACS, WISER, and the Simpson Center, sees borderlands not as fixed but as constantly (re)produced between and within national states. Accordingly, the seminar will convoke a set of distinguished, internationally-recognized scholars whose work considers the complexities of external national borders in the Americas as well as the multiple internal borders that characterize the politics of belonging for diasporic and Indigenous communities in South, Central and North America. The seminar will also explore the dynamics of migration and the social and political implications of migration across the Americas. The following three research agendas will guide our exploration of borderlands: (1) the discourses and practices of border-making; (2) Indigenous perspectives on political boundaries; and (3) gender and violence in the borderlands.

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Dangerous Subjects Workshops and Listserv

In conjunction with select co-sponsoring departments and programs, LACS holds a series of three yearly works-in-progress workshops for faculty and graduate students. These workshops began as part of a research cluster supported by the Simpson Center for the Humanities in 2009-2010 entitled “Dangerous Subjects: Contention, Violence, and Control in Latin America.” If you have any questions, please contact


Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Box 353650, 419 Thomson Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 616-0998
Advising: (206) 543-6001

Dr. Josť Antonio Lucero

Dr. Linda Iltis
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Joni Marts
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Deb Raftus
LACS Librarian

Monica Rojas-Stewart
Assistant Director
(206) 616-0998