Director of Latin American Studies at UK to lecture at UVa-Wise

Carmen Martinez Novo, director of Latin American Studies at the University of Kentucky, will deliver a lecture entitled “Modernity and Traditions in Native Indigenous Education in Latin America” at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins on Friday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. in the Science Center lecture hall.

Martinez Novo has conducted research on the Mexico-U.S. border and in Ecuador, where she has lived for the past eight years.  Her research focuses on the formation of indigenous identities and the relations of indigenous peoples with the non-indigenous allies.

She has also studied discrimination, paternalism, the anthropology of the state and the anthropology of Latin American elites.

Martinez Novo received her Bachelor of Arts at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain and completed her Master of Arts and doctorate degrees at the New School for Social Research in New York.

She has held professorships at the City College of New York, Drew University, Northeastern University, as well as visiting professorships at The John Hopkins University and Grinnell College in the United States and at universities in both Mexico and in Spain.  Martinez Novo is the author of numerous articles and publications.

For more information, please contact the Office of College Relations at 276-376-1027.