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Living Politics/ Subjectivando a Política

Presenters: Ludmila Catela (CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Córdoba), Jan Cohen-Cruz (New York University), Roberto Gutiérrez-Varea (University of San Francisco)

Moderator: Alejandro Grimson (CONICET-UBA-IDAES/UNSAM)

Biographies

Ludmila Da Silva Catela holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology, professor at the National University of Córdoba and Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina.

Jan Cohen-Cruz is Associate Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, wrote Local Acts: Community-Based Performance in the United States, edited Radical Street Performance, and with Mady Schutzman, co-edited Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism and A Boal Companion: Dialogues on Art and Cultural Politics. In the mid-1990s, Cohen-Cruz co-directed Tisch’s AmeriCorps (President Clinton’s domestic Peace Corps), focusing on violence reduction through the arts. She has produced community-based projects with Tisch students in the Lower East Side. Jan is currently developing “Home, New Orleans?” with Ron Bechet of Xavier University and other community-engaged artists and students in New Orleans.

Roberto G. Gutierrez Varea received his M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego. His areas of interest include theater and war, Latino theater, theater and social justice.

Alejandro Grimson earned his Ph.D in Anthropology at the Universidad Nacional de Brasilia. He is a researcher at CONICET, and directs the Institute for Advanced Social Studies (IDAES) at Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina.

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