Center for the Americas Hosts Forum on Authenticity in the Americas

The Center for the Americas hosted the Americas Forum on April 20. The topic was "Authenticity in the Americas: Constructions and Contestations of Identity." The four-hour forum featured six guest speakers from the University of Florida, University of Warwick, University of Michigan, University of Arizona, University of Minnesota and Princeton University.

Rebecca Earle, professor of history at the University of Warwick delivered her paper titled, ”Embodying Race in Colonial Spanish America.”

Scott Richard Lyons, professor of English language and literature at the University of Michigan, spoke on, “The Official History and Theory of Indian Identity: A Trickster Story.”

Fernando DeGiovanni, associate professor and chair of Latin American Studies, and Daniella Gandolfo, assistant professor of anthropology, enjoy the forum.

The event was moderated by Amelia Kiddle and Christian Gonzales (pictured), postdoctoral fellows for the Center for the Americas. (Photos by Bill Tyner '13)