How does the political discourse of populist leaders affect citizens’ orientations towards the democracy? Latin America offers some of the most representative cases of populism, as well as significant negative cases, where populism has not occurred. The main goal is to identify differences between the governing styles of two Latin American leaders in order to provide clues about links between populism and political culture of their citizens. I analyze the content of the political discourses of two presidents in Latin America: Rafael Correa and Jose Mujica. The former is considered a case of a populist regime, while the latter considered is a case of the non-occurrence of populism. Changes in citizens’ attitudes and orientations towards democracy could reveal the impact of populist frames that leaders develop in their political discourses.
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Thursday, November 30
Derric I. Heck is a Graduate Research and Teaching Associate of the Center for Urban Education housed within the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Diversity Scholar as well as a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow. His research includes a focus on how teachers rationalize and navigate topics of race within the classroom; how the learning environment acts as facilitator of cultural dialogue; and how U.S. teachers engage and utilize the indigenous wisdom and various cultures within Africa as a teaching and learning too. He will discuss his research using case study examples from Kenya and Ethiopia
Join the Department of Religious Studies for this free and public installment of their "Queering Religion" series presented by Ann Pellegrini, Professor of Performance Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis & Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. In addition to her groundbreaking Love the Sin with Janet Jakobsen (2003, 2004), Ann Pellegrini is author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (1997); coauthor of “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People with Michael Bronski and Michael Amico (2013); coeditor of Secularisms with Janet Jakobsen (2008) and Queer Theory and the Jewish Question with Daniel Boyarin and Daniel Itzkovitz (2003). Pellegrini coedits the Sexual Cultures Series (NYU Press) and is currently completing a book on “queer structures of religious feeling.” A reception will follow.
This event is cosponsored by the Provost’s Year of Diversity, Humanities Center, University Honors College, Asian Studies Center and Indo-Pacific Council, Departments of Anthropology and Sociology, and Programs in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies and Jewish Studies.
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where women are still denied the right to vote. When Nora (Marie Leuenberger, winner of a Best Actress award at Tribeca), an unfulfilled housewife, is forbidden by her husband from taking a part-time job, her growing interest in women's liberation turns her into the poster child for her town's suffragette movement. Refusing to back down in the face of opposition, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike. In today's world where many are still fighting to be heard, The Divine Order is an uplifting look at how much change a small group--or even one person--can enact if they stand up for what they believe in.