2016 International Conference Panels

2016 International Conference Panels

2016 International Conference: Welcome Remarks and Presentation by Fredy Peccerelli

Language: English

The Center's 2016 International conference began Monday, September 12, with welcome remarks from Stephen Smith, and conference organizers Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research) and Victoria Sanford (Lehman College, CUNY).

After welcome remarks, Fredy Peccerelli from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) presented on “Guatemala: New Testimonies and the Guatemalan Genocide.”

  • 2016 International Conference: Welcome Remarks and Presentation by Fredy Peccerelli

    Language: English

    The Center's 2016 International conference began Monday, September 12, with welcome remarks from Stephen Smith, and conference organizers Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research) and Victoria Sanford (Lehman College, CUNY).

    After welcome remarks, Fredy Peccerelli from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) presented on “Guatemala: New Testimonies and the Guatemalan Genocide.”

  • 2016 International Conference Panel: Studying Perpetrators

    Language: English

    Chair/Moderadora: Carol Wise, International Relations/Relaciones Internacionales, USC

    • Sofía Duyos, Law, Madrid, España

      “Documentos del ejército y su trascendencia para comprender el genocidio Maya Ixil”
      (“Military Documents and Their Significance in Understanding the Genocide of the Ixil Mayans”)

    • Sergio Palencia Frener, Anthropology/Sociology, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

      “Contrainsurgencia en Chimaltenango, 1978-1983: Comalapa, San Martín Jilotepeque y Poaquil”
      (“Counterinsurgency in Chimaltenango, 1978-1983: Comalapa, San Martín Jilotepeque y Poaquil”)

    • Manolo e. Vela Castañeda, Sociology, Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México

      “Butchers: racism, specialization, group pressure, and incentives. Lessons from the Guatemalan genocide”
      (“Carniceros: racismo, especialización,  presión grupal e incentivos. Lecciones del genocidio guatemalteco”)

  • 2016 International Conference Panel: Repression and Resistance

    Language: English

    Chair/Moderadora: Bonnie Taub, Latin American Studies, UCLA

    • Betsy Konefal, Latin American Studies, College of William and Mary

      “Mayan Repression, Resistance, and the Road to Genocide”
      (“Represión, resistencia Maya y el camino al genocidio”)
    • Sandra Gruner-Domic, Social Anthropology, USC Shoah Foundation

      “Motivaciones sociales y personales para la participación femenina en actos de resistencia antes, durante y después del genocidio en Guatemala”
      (“Social and Personal Motivations for Women’s Participation in Acts of Resistance Before, During, and After the Genocide in Guatemala”)
  • 2016 International Conference Panel: Racist Discourse and Genocide

    Language: English

    Chair/Moderadora: Norma Chinchilla, Sociology, CSU Long Beach

    • Brigittine M. French, Anthropology, Grinnell College

      “Rios Montt's Public Discourse and the Cultural Logic of the Guatemalan Genocide”
      (“Discursos públicos de Ríos Montt y la lógica cultural del genocidio en Guatemala”)
    • Jorge Ramon Gonzalez-Ponciano, Anthropology, UNAM/Stanford University

      “El racismo y el “problema indígena” en la prensa guatemalteca antes y después del genocidio”
      (“Racism and the ‘Indian Problem’ in the Guatemalan Press Before and After the Genocide”)
  • 2016 International Conference Keynote and Round Table with Rosalina Tuyuc

    Language: English

    Keynote/Presentación: Rosalina Tuyuc, CONAVIGUA (Coordinadora Nacional de Viudas de Guatemala / National Association of Guatemalan Widows), Guatemala

    Roundtable/Mesa redonda: Sobrevivientes y refugiados del genocidio guatemalateco (Survivors and Refugees of the Guatemalan Genocide)

    • Rosalina Tuyuc 
    • Dr. Marvyn Perez (Los Angeles)
    • Victoria Sanford (Moderator/Moderadora)
  • 2016 International Conference Panel: Transnational Impacts

    Language: English

    Chair/Moderadora: Susan Fitzpatrick-Behrens, Latin American Studies, CSU Northridge

    • Catherine Nolan-Ferrell, History, University of Texas at San Antonio      

      “The Guatemalan Refugee Crisis in Southern Chiapas, 1980-1984”
      (“La crisis del refugiado guatemalteco en el sur de Chiapas, 1980-1984”)
    • Silvia Posocco, Anthropology, University of London, UK

      “Traces, Remnants, Genocide: Transnational Adoption in Guatemala in the 1980s”
      (“Las huellas, artefactos, genocidio: Adopciones transnacionales en Guatemala en los años ochenta”)
  • 2016 International Conference Panel: International Solidarity

    Language: English

    Chair/Moderador: Patrick James, International Relations, USC

    • Morna Macleod, Latin American Studies, State Autonomous University of Morelos, Mexico 

      “International Solidarity and Genocide in Guatemala in the Eighties”
      (“Solidaridad internacional y genocidio en Guatemala en los años ochenta”)
    • Susanne Jonas, Latin American & Latino Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

      “A Key Social Actor against State War Crimes: Guatemalan Refugees and Migrants in the U.S.”
      (“Un actor social clave contra crímenes de guerra estatales: Refugiados y migrantes Guatemaltecos en EE.UU.”)
  • 2016 International Conference Panel: Post-Genocide Justice

    Language: English

    Chair/Moderadora: Hannah Garry, Law/International Human Rights, USC

    • Roddy Brett, International Relations, University of St. Andrews, UK

      “The Ríos Montt trial as a consequence of the resistance of indigenous survivors”
      (“El juicio contra Ríos Montt como consecuencia de la resistencia de los sobrevivientes indígenas”)
    • Marta Elena Casaus, History, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

      “La violación sexual de las mujeres Mayas Ixiles, Achíes y Kekchíes: Un caso comparado de racismo, genocidio y feminicidio”
      (“The rape of Ixil, Kekchí and Achí Mayan women: A comparative case of racism, genocide and femicide”)
    • Jo-Marie Burt, Political Science, George Mason University

      “The Guatemalan Genocide Case in Comparative Perspective”
      (“El caso del genocidio guatemalteco en perspectiva comparada”)
  • 2016 International Conference Panel: Personal Reflections on Resistance

    Language: English

    Chair/Moderador: Douglas Carranza, Central American Studies, CSU Northridge

    • Ana María Méndez Dardon, Law, Canada

      “Historia personal: Creciendo en la resistencia”
      (“Personal story: Growing up in resistance”)
    • Heather A. Vrana, History, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven

      “H.I.J.O.S.: A New Politics of Memory beyond Reconciliation”
      (“H.I.J.O.S.: Una nueva memoria política más allá de la reconciliación”)
    • Miguel Zamora-Mills, International Relations, Guatemala

      “Resisting Impunity, Preserving Truth: Victim participation, the querrellante adhesivo, and the Rios Montt trial”
      (“Resistiendo la impunidad, preservando la verdad: participacíon de las victimas, el querrellante adhesivo y el juicio de Ríos Montt”)
  • 2016 International Conference Panel: Genocide Denial in Guatemala

    Language: English

    Chair/Moderadora: Beatriz Cortez, Central American Studies, CSU Northridge

    • Rebecca Clouser, International and Area Studies, Washington University, St. Louis

      “Elite erasures and lethal legacies: Examining genocide denial in Guatemala”
      (“Borrando las élites y legados letales: Examinado la negación del genocidio en    Guatemala”)
    • Debra Rodman, Anthropology/Women Studies, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA

      “Greasing Guatemala’s Military Machine: Genocide Denial in Eastern Guatemala”
      (“Engrasando la máquina militar guatemalteca: Negación del genocidio en el oriente de Guatemala”)
  • 2016 International Conference Panel: Memory, Politics and Cultural Resistance

    Language: English

    Chair/Moderadora: Marjorie Becker, History and English, USC

    • Ricardo Falla, AnthropologySanta María Chiquimula, Guatemala

      “Enfoques del genocidio y la resistencia, una experiencia personal”
      (“Perspectives on Genocide and Resistance: A Personal Experience”)
    • Emilio del Valle Escalante, Romance Languages, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

      “Maya Responses to Genocide in Guatemala: The Poetics of Survival in Sabino Esteban Francisco’s ‘Gemido de huellas’”
      (“Respuestas Mayas al genocidio en Guatemala: Poéticas de la sobreviviencia en  ‘Gemido de huellas’ de Sabino Esteban Francisco”)
    • Betsabe A. Martínez Manzanero, Antropología Social, El Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico

      “Memoria y resistencia cultural entre los Mayas guatemaltecos del sur de México”
      (“Memory and Cultural Resistance among Guatemalan Mayans in Southern Mexico”)
  • 2016 International Conference Concluding Remarks

    Language: English

    • Victoria Sanford, Lehman College, CUNY
    • Wolf Gruner, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research