8th Latin America Research Group Workshop


March 16th
9:30 - 5:00
Clearihue A 118 and A127
Free and open to the public

Keynote: Yael Bitran - A Musical Odyssey

Dr. Yael Bitrán is a musicologist and historian of Latin America. She focuses her research on the contributions of nineteenthand early twentieth-century women to the musical heritage of Mexico. Henrietta Yurchencho (1916-2007) was an American pioneer folklorist that produced some of the first recordings of traditional Indigenous music from little explored areas of Guatemala and Mexico. A Musical Odyssey documents Yurchenko’s lifelong commitment to the preservation of this important heritage.

View the Poster here.

Session one:

  • Cross Borders
  • The Environment

Session two:

  • Negotiating Boundaries
  • The Challenges of Democracy

Session three:

  • Travelling
  • Testimonio Literature

Session four:

  • Andean Challenges
  • Gender and Indigeneity
Full program