Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Location:Dunton Tower, 2017
Audience:Anyone

A discussion with author, Matthew Hayes (Associate Professor, Sociology, St. Thomas University) about his book “GRINGOLANDIA: Lifestyle Migration under Late Capitalism”.

The book provides a look at today’s “reverse” migration of white, middle-class expats from north to south through the perspective of Cuenca, Ecuador—the country’s third-largest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Regardless of their individual motivations, Hayes argues that such North–South migrants remain embedded in unequal and unfair global social relations. He explores the repercussions on the host country—from rising prices for land and rent to the reproduction of colonial patterns of domination and subordination.

Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program, Department of History

Matthew Hayes (Associate Professor, Sociology, St. Thomas University) about his book "GRINGOLANDIA: Lifestyle Migration under Late Capitalism".