SIT to present two panels at Latin American Study Association Congress

Announcement Date: May 2, 2019

SIT Study Abroad academic directors and program collaborators will present papers at two SIT Study Abroad-sponsored panels at the 2019 Latin America Study Association Congress, May 24-27 in Boston.

Photo - Nuria Pena
Nuria Pena

The first panel, Art and Indigenous Struggles in a Social Agenda in the Southern Cone, is organized by SIT Dean for Latin America Aynn Setright and chaired by Academic Director Nuria Pena, who leads the SIT program Argentina: Transnationalism and Comparative Development in South America.

Panelists will address how artistic involvement influences public agendas in Buenos Aires. They will discuss interventions in public space, a decolonial pedagogy of the Mapuche people as an ethical imperative, and an analysis of the land disputes of the Mapuche.

Photo - Ana Laura Lobo
Ana Laura Lobo

The second panel, The Role of the State and the Civil Society in Promoting and Guaranteeing Fundamental Rights, is organized by Setright and chaired by Ana Laura Lobo, academic director for Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights. Panelists will look at community-based care; universal health coverage as a fundamental human right; agrarian labor practices and human rights violations. They will provide reflections from the Southern Cone in the context of the advance of neoliberal agendas today.

Also as part of this conference, SIT is hosting a meeting to introduce and update faculty on SIT programming in the region. Joining Setright, Lobo, and Pena at this meeting will be:

Ana Rita Díaz-Muñoz, academic director of Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments; Fabian Espinosa, academic director of Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages; Agustina Triquell, academic director of Argentina: Art, Memory, and Social Transformation; and Roberto Villaseca, academic director of Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change semester program. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to

SIT offers more than 80 programs around the world, including 18 summer and semester programs based in Latin America.