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A Conversation with María Elena García 

María Elena García
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Padelford C101

The Collaborative Learning and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (CLIP) Fellows:

Dr. Nancy C. White Iff (CHID) and Lauren O’Laughlin (GWSS)

in collaboration with The Comparative History of Ideas Present: A Conversation with María Elena García

Dr. García will speak about her work and academic interests, including Animal Studies, Food Studies, and Indigeneity. She will also answer questions from students and participate in a conversation about these topics.
María Elena García is associate professor in the Comparative History of Ideas and the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. She received her PhD in Anthropology at Brown University and has been a Mellon Fellow at Wesleyan University and Tufts University. Her first book, Making Indigenous Citizens: Identities , Development, and Multicultural Activism in Peru (Stanford, 2005) examines Indigenous and intercultural politics in Peru. Her work on indigeneity and interspecies politics in the Andes has appeared in multiple edited volumes and journals such as Anthropology Now, Anthropological Quarterly, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Latin American Perspectives, and Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies. Her second book project, Culinary Spectacles: Dancing Guinea Pigs and Other Tales of Race in Peru , examines the intersections of race, species, and capital in contemporary Peru.

We hope that you can join us for a lively conversation. To RSVP, please email: chidclip@uw.ed