Argentina

Social Movements and Human Rights

Lecturers

Lecturers typically include:

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.

Ernesto Cussianovich, MA
Ernesto holds an MA in economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in history from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a history lecturer at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Universidad Palermo and has also been a history lecturer at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is also a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme. Ernesto has worked and studied in France, the UK, and Japan. His teaching and research areas include Argentine and Latin American history, state theory, and public policy.

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.

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