Arlene Dávila, author and professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University, will present a lecture “Latinos, Race and the Politics of Space Making in the Art World” as part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy in the Public Domain. The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible and closed caption.
Arlene Dávila is Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University whose research spans urban ethnography, the political economy of culture and media, consumption, immigration and geographies of inequality and race. In particular, her work has focused on the ethnographic study of the local, national and global dynamics of contemporary U.S. Latino/a and Latin American cultural politics. These research interests grew out of her early work in Latino/a and culturally specific museums and spaces in New York City, and have developed through her continued involvement in Latino/a advocacy and her interest in creative industries across the Americas. She is author of six single-author books and a number of edited volumes. Her latest, El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America is currently being translated into Spanish.