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Argentina

Social Movements & Human Rights

Lecturers

Lecturers typically include:

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Adolfo is an activist and recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the defense of human rights. He holds a chair as professor in peace and human rights at the Faculty of Social Science, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He is also a painter and sculptor from Universidad de La Plata. He is founder and leader of Fundación Servicio, Paz y Justicia (Serpaj).

Matías Aizenberg
Matias, a history professor, received his degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is currently an associate professor teaching Problems in Argentinean History at the National University and Arturo Jauretche and Economic and Social History of Argentina at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is pursuing a master’s degree in cultural sociology and cultural analysis at the National University of San Martín. His work has focused on urban studies and the history of the Peronist party. He has published academic articles and a book about the history of social housing in Argentina. 

Pablo Vommaro, PhD
Pablo holds a postdoctoral degree in social science with a focus on childhood and youth from the Universidad Católica de São Paulo, Universidad de Manizales, CINDE, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and CLACSO. He holds a PhD in social sciences and a BA in history from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, where he teaches and researches in undergraduate and graduate schools of education sciences and history. He is also a researcher at the Oral History Program at Universidad de Buenos Aires, a member of the Foundation for Political and Social Research, and part of the study group on social protest and collective action at Instituto Gino Germani at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He coordinates the CLACSO working group on youth and new political practices in Latin America and is involved with the Latin American Program of Distance Learning in Social Sciences. His areas of research are the history of urban social organizations with a territorial base, the political participation and practices of youth, oral history, and recent Argentine history.

Juan Wahren, PhD
Juan is a sociologist with a master’s degree in social science research and a PhD in social sciences from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. His areas of research include social movements, natural resource struggles, alternative development, territorial struggles, Latin American movements, and popular education. He is professor of rural sociology, popular education, and social movements in Latin America and Argentina, and protest/collective action research at the Faculty of Social Science at Universidad de Buenos Aires. Juan is also a researcher in the rural studies and the Latin American social movements groups at Instituto Gino Germani at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a member of the research team Rural Development: Territorial Struggles, Peasants, and Decolonization at Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales. He also directs investigations within the group Social Movements and Popular Education.

Sonia Winer, PhD
Sonia holds a degree in political science and a master’s degree in research and Latin American studies from the University of Toulouse Le Mirail and a PhD in social sciences from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). She is a researcher from CONICET at the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean, where she directs the research team Democratic Reforms: Advocacy and Human Rights in South America. Her research areas include comparative policies of security and defense and the role of security agencies in Latin America. She serves as academic coordinator of the Geopolitics and Defense diploma at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, and as professor of the chair Culture for Peace and Human Rights from the Faculty of Social Science at UBA.

 

Pablo Vitale, PhD candidate
Pablo is a PhD candidate in social science from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He holds a BA in Political Science from UBA, Faculty of Social Science. He is a professor in photography and sociology, and administration and political science from Faculty of Social Science (UBA). He teaches graduates in Habitat and Urban Poverty in Latin America, from Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (UBA), and undergraduates in public administration, from Universidad Nacional de San Martín. He is co-director at Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ). Pablo is also a researcher in urban studies at Instituto Gino Germani (UBA) and rights to the city in Latin America at CLACSO. His areas of research are public and urban policies, urban studies, urban social organizations with a territorial base, popular education and photography in urban environments.

Keynote speakers / guests lecturers also include Nobel Peace Prize recipient Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Dr. Maristella Svampa.