From Netzahualcóyotl to Aztlán: A Conversation with Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez

Join this special event with celebrated anthropologist Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez in conversation with other borderlands anthropologists Roberto Alvarez, Patricia Zavella, Joe Heyman, and Luis Plascencia  to discuss his book and the ever-evolving work of transborder anthropology.

When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:30 p.m. Mountain Time. This is a free online event, but registration is required. Go here to register.

Reflections of a Transborder Anthropologist, Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez latest book, 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.

This event is co-hosted by Open Arizona.

Our author:

Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez is Regents’ Professor and the Motorola Presidential Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization in the School of Transborder Studies and Regents’ Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. His numerous honors include the 2020 Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology, 2004 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology and the 2003 Bronislaw Malinowski Medal. Vélez-Ibáñez was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1994 and was named as a corresponding member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (Miembro Correspondiente de la Academia Mexicana de Ciencias) in 2015, the only American anthropologist so selected.

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