On Protest: a Research Symposium

April 13, 2013
8:30 am-6:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: Reading Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

On Protest: a Research Symposium addresses current themes and debates about protest around the world. It is part of the broader set of activities led by the “Theorizing the Tahrir Moments” research group (TMRG) and is linked to the year-long graduate seminar “Comparative and Transnational Perspectives On Protest.” The symposium brings together a set of scholars with whom we will be discussing the theoretical and practical challenges of a global moment of mass political protest and the lessons from prior moments and movements. Likewise, it features independent research conducted by graduate students with an interdisciplinary focus on the Occupy movements in the US, gay pride parades in the US and elsewhere, 15M in Spain, the Icelandic Revolution, the Landless movement in Brazil, the Motherist movement against feminicides in Mexico, and the “Yo Soy 132” movement in Mexico.

Organized by the Department of Political Science and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies.