Dr. Pilar Riaño-Alcalá
Dr. Pilar Riaño-Alcalá's research, teaching, community/pedagogical work, and writing bordercross Latin and North America. Previous to coming to UBC, she was a postdoctoral fellow with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CERLAC) and the Center for Refugee Studies (CRS) at York University as s well as a research associate with the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History (ICANH). Dr. Riaño-Alcalá's research focuses on the cultural dimensions of violence, the politics of memory, witnessing and reconciliation in "unstable" societies and forced migration. Her methodologies, grounded in feminist practice and critical ethnographic inquiry, emphasize social praxis and the use of interactive methods as means to recognize the research participants as research interlocutors.
Case Studies II Spring 2008 in conjunction with the Transitory Publico Symposium