Striptease, Respectability, and Shame: The Politics of Sexual Performance in Cold War Chile - Carson Morris
On November 20, 2014, Carson presented her research at the Latin American & Iberian Institute.
This research was supported by funding from the LAII and the Feminist Research Institute.
Carson's research focuses on striptease and other sexual performance in Cold War Chile. She contends that they are critical to both challenging and reinforcing gender and sexuality in state and society. Focusing on 1950-1990, Carson traces the continuities and ruptures in Chile's long history of sexual performance under democracy and dictatorship, exposing sexual performance's emancipatory power as well as its heteronormative functions.
In this video, Carson examines cabaret show books, photographs, business advertisements, nude magazines, press coverage, state and city level laws regulating such businesses, and personal testimonies to show that sexual performance in Chile transcends both state level politics and changes in political regimes, and that striptease was imbued with different degrees of respectability and shame at different historical moments.
Getting up P'al Pueblo : Art Exhibit at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Albuquerque, New Mexico
Michael Loren Graham, M.A. Latin American Studies at UNM, co-curated this interactive exhibit.
The contemporary Mexican Artist collective known as the Assembly of Revolutionary Artist of Oaxaca (ASARO) use printing and graffiti techniques to diffuse knowledge in their community while challenging dominant political paradigms embedded in Mexican society. In a localized adaptation of of ASARO's commitment to visual and verbal exchange, "Getting Up P'al Pueblo: Tagging ASAR-Oaxaca Prints and Stencils," invites your participation in the exhibition by labeling or #taggin the images presented.
The exhibition is curated by Dr. Suzanne M. Schadl, Latin American Collections Curator, College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences, UNM, and Mike Graham de la Rosa, Curatorial Intern, NHCC, a M.A. graduate in Latin American Studies, and is dedicated to the memory of Dr. David Craven (1951-2012), UNM Distinguished Professor of Art History.
The "Getting Up Pa'l Pueblo" exhibit is on view from February 28 through November 8, 2014, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW) in the Art Museum. The exhibit is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission prices are as follows: $3 adults; $2 seniors; free for children 16 and under; free to all on Sundays.
Who Makes the Cut? What the Skull Masks and Skulls of the Templo Mayor Tell Us About Aztec War and Sacrifice : Corey Ragsdale
On March 26, 2014, Corey presented his research at the Latin American & Iberian Institute.
This research was supported by a LAII and Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant and LAII PhD Fellowship.
Corey's research focuses on the effects that cultural relationships have on population structure and interaction during the Postclassic period (AD 900-1520) in Mexico. Using dental morphological features as a proxy for genetic information, his research compares the biological distinctions between sacrificial victims by examining geographic distance, migration history, trade, and political interaction. The research investigates these relationships at the group and individual levels.
In this video, Corey discusses the archaeobiological information provided by the skulls from the Templo Mayor, located in the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlan. Using available cranial/dental data among the sacrificial victims, he evaluates how war and status effect the treatment of human remains in the Late Postclassic period (AD 1300-1520) at Tenochtitlan.