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Waggoner Research Colloquium 2020: Confronting Health Challenges in the Americas

November 13, 2020 @ 4:00 am

Please mark your calendars for Friday, November 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for our annual Waggoner Research Colloquium! The theme this year is “Confronting Health Challenges in the Americas.”  Despite the fact that we will be physically distanced due to COVID-19, we hope to continue our tradition of offering a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and engage in the kind of interdisciplinary intellectual exchange that we do so well! Zoom registration information is below.

When: Nov 13, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting (including password). Email Aron Muci at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you do not receive the proper link.

This fall semester marks the 29th year of The Waggoner Research Colloquium, inaugurated in 1992 by former Director of Latin American Studies, Dr. Elizabeth Kuznesof. Every fall semester, KU Latin Americanist faculty and graduate students have gathered to celebrate the ongoing research and scholarship on Latin America and the Caribbean. The colloquium features an interdisciplinary panel on a particular theme, followed by Q&A and a reception.

This year’s Waggoner Research Colloquium is titled “Confronting Health Challenges in the Americas” and will feature the following panelists:

Mariana Ramirez, Director of JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health, KUMC 
Brent Metz, Associate Professor of Anthropology, KU 
Bartholomew Dean, Director of Public Anthropology Programs, KU Institute for Policy & Social Research     
David C. Robbins, Professor of Medicine, Director of KU Diabetes Institute, KUMC 
Miguel Cuj, PhD Student in Anthropology, Vanderbilt University 
Miryam Yataco, Indigenous Language Rights Advocate, Peru 
Claudia dos Reis Motta, Licensed Mental Health Psychoanalyst, SEDE Psicanálise, Brazil

The Waggoner Research Colloquium is a testimony to KU’s continuing commitment to international education and its promotion of international consciousness among students and faculty. Along with the exhibition of scholarly work, the colloquium provides an opportunity for fellowship among colleagues and graduate students taking part in Latin American research and scholarship.


November 13, 2020
4:00 am