Course Numbers: LATAMER 490S, ROMST 490S, ICS 490S, CULANTH 490S
Course code: CCI, EI, CZ, SS
Interdisciplinary study of geographical, historical, economic, governmental, political, and cultural aspects of modern Latin America and the current issues facing the region.
Instructor: Dr. Irma Alicia Velasquez Nimatuj
Dr. Velásquez Nimatuj is the 2017 Mellon Visiting Professor at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Duke University. She is an indigenous rights activist, journalist, and social anthropologist from Guatemala. She is the first Maya-K’iche’ woman to earn a doctorate in social anthropology and she initiated the court case that made racial discrimination illegal in Guatemala.