March 12, 2021
On Wednesday, March 10, celebrated anthropologist Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez joined Roberto Alvarez, Patricia Zavella, Joe Heyman, and Luis Plascencia in an online event to celebrate Vélez-Ibáñez’s latest book, Reflections of a Transborder Anthropologist: From Netzahualcóyotl to Aztlán.
Vélez-Ibáñez with the other borderlands anthropologists talk about his book and the ever-evolving work of transborder anthropology. Reflections of a Transborder Anthropologist shows how both Vélez-Ibáñez and anthropology have changed and formed over a fifty-year period. Throughout, he has worked to understand how people survive and thrive against all odds. Vélez-Ibáñez has been guided by the burning desire to understand inequality, exploitation, and legitimacy, and, most importantly, to provide platforms for the voiceless to narrate their own histories.