ASRI talk: Wed, Jan 19, 12:30-1:50 pm

Animals and Society Research Initiative
"Landscapes of Death: Political Violence Beyond the Human in the Peruvian Andes"

María Elena García, PhD

  • Associate Professor in the Comparative History of Ideas, U of Washington
  • Author of Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race: Stories of Capital, Culture, and Coloniality in Peru (U of California Press, 2021)
  • Wednesday, January 19, 12:30-1: 50 p.m. (PST)
  • Online presentation (Zoom). For more information and to register, visit the ASRI website Distinguished Lecture Series.

This lecture is a preliminary exploration of the impact of political violence on other-than-human life in Peru during the war between the state and the Shining Path (1980-2000). Taking an iconic photograph of dog hangings in Lima as a point of departure, Dr. García explores the significance of framing this project through and with Indigenous understandings of violence as, among other things, the brutal severing of relations with human and non-human kin.

Pre-registration is required for this online lecture. Participants will receive Dr. García’s paper in advance of the lecture.