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University professor to hold public lecture
3:50pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
A professor from the University of Essex will be giving a public lecture later this month.
Professor Andrew Canessa, director of the centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, will give a lecture on Monday, October 21 titled ‘Being indigenous in the 21st century: A Bolivian case study’
He said: “My research shows how indigenous people in an apparently remote part of the world are, in fact, very much involved in global processes and change and how they understand those changes.
“I’ve been looking at these issues for over two decades and this gives profound insights into indigenous people's lives and how issues such as racism, nationalism, and identity politics are lived in the small spaces of life.
“More and more people around the world are identifying themselves as indigenous and my research shows what it means to be indigenous, not from the perspective of the United Nations or indigenous political movements, but from the eyes of normal people trying to make sense of the world in which they live.”
The lecture will take place in the Lakeside Theatre at the Colchester campus.
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 012060873270.
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