Session 1, 1:45pm-3:15pm

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  1. Round Table: The rise of Diversity and Inclusion as a Professional Practice in Corporate Brazil/O
    avanço da diversidade & inclusão como prática profissional no Brasil

    Location: Wine Room

Moderator: William Ramos, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Marcelle Gianmarino, D&I Manager at MARS Brazil
Amanda Aragão, Head of Talent Acquisition at Mais Diversidade
Juliana Alves, Head of Talent Acquisition and D&I at Zup

Discussant: William Ramos, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

  1. Modernity and Modernization in Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Latin America
    Location: Churchill Room

Chair: Lisa Pinley Covert, College of Charleston

Cement and Anti-Seismic Technology in the Aftermath of the 1950 Cusco Earthquake
Lisa Pinley Covert, College of Charleston

Riding to the Future: Bicycles and Modernity in Fin de Siécle Latin America
Chad Thomas Black, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Mediating Local Modernization in Porfirian Mexico
Jaclyn Ann Sumner, Presbyterian College

Creating Caribbean Vacationlands: Women and Tourism Development in the 1960s
Elizabeth Manley, Xavier University of Louisiana

  1. Recontextualizing Repressive Representations: Challenging Heteronormativity in Latin
    American Cultural Production

    Location: Mayfair Room

Chair: Damon Reed, Independent Scholar

Damning Depictions: Dichotomizing Representations of Male Same-Sex Attraction in Javier Fuentes-
Damon Reed, Independent Scholar

Burning Down the House: Queering the 2019 Chilean Social Uprising
Eunice Rojas, Furman University

Feminine Desire in Distancia de rescate
Andrea Meador Smith, Shenandoah University

Queer We Go: Navigating Cuba’s Sexual Politics in Aris Mejias’ Una noche
Patricia Reagan, Randolph Macon University

  1. Latin American Re-Ruminations on Mass Violence & Genocide Within a Transnational Frame
    Location: Parlor Room

Chair: Leah Walton, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Jewish Political Identity, Transnational Activism, and Resistance to Mass Violence in the Figure of
Margarita Nelken

Maria Labbato, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Journalists and the Brazilian Secret Service: The Herzog Case
Bruna Milligan, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

For an Expanded Definition of ‘Genocide’: Genocide of Political Groups in Latin America and Spain
John Cox, University of North Carolina, Charlotte


The Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) is a non-political and non-profit association of individuals interested in Latin America established in 1953. Its objectives are the promotion of interest in Latin America, scholarly research pertaining to Latin America in all fields, and the increase of friendly contacts among the peoples of the Americas. SECOLAS is a 501(c)3 organization.