Center for International Education

Mundo Mondays

Mundo Mondays

Our 2014-15 Mundo Mondays evening series features speakers who will present on interesting topics related to Latin America, typically every third Monday of the month at 6 pm in Woods-Penn Commons.


Fall Semester


Sept. 15                      Dr. Todd Hartch, Eastern Kentucky University

In the fall, we’ll kick off our series with a presentation by Dr. Todd Hartch, a history professor at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Hartch is the author of The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity (Oxford UP, 2014) and will present on a related topic.

Oct. 20                        Dr. Edward Wright-Rios, Vanderbilt University

In October, Dr. Edward Wright-Rios will visit the Berea campus. Dr. Wright-Rios is a cultural historian at Vanderbilt University and his book Revolutions in Mexican Catholicism: Reform and Revelation in Oaxaca, 1887-1934 (Duke UP, 2009) won the 2010 Murdo J. MacLeod Prize of the Southern Historical Association.

 Nov. 17                      Dr. Sarah Lyon, University of Kentucky

Dr. Sara Lyon, a professor of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky will be our final presenter in the fall. Dr. Lyon is the author most recently of Coffee and Community: Maya Farmers and Fair Trade Markets (UP of Colorado, 2011). She is especially interested in how alternative food networks work to create and sustain diverse economies in the U.S. and in Latin America.


Spring Semester


 Jan. 21            Dr. Thomas Ahrens, Berea College —“Translating Erich Hackl’s Als ob ein Engel (Argentina’s Angel): Reading, Presentation, Discussion

 In the spring, we will kick off the Mundo Monday series with Dr. Thomas Ahrens’ talk about his recently published co-translation of a book by Austrian author Erich Hackl. Argentina’s Angel tells the story of a young woman’s fight for social justice during Argentina’s “Dirty War” in the 1970s and who is “disappeared” by the regime.


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