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Bad Bunny, Reggaeton and Resistance: Changing the Narrative on Women, Sexuality, and Victimhood

October 2, 2023 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Location:2017 Dunton Tower
Audience:Alumni, Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Media, Staff and Faculty
Key Contact:LACS Program

About the Speakers

 Susana Vargas Cervantes is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Communications at Carleton University.

She has been awarded research fellowships from Fulbright and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.  She completed her MA and PhD at McGill University (Art History and Communication Studies).  Her research has also been supported by the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada.

The published work of Dr. Vargas Cervantes includes the book The Little Old Lady Killer:  The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico’s First Female Serial Killer (NYU Press, 2019) which was based on 10 years of research and has been the subject of several productions including a Netflix documentary.

Her current project is entitled Alarma: 50 years of Nota Roja in Mexico.  It focuses on the most iconic periodical of nota roja over the last half-century. This analysis of Alarma explores the complex intersection of crime photography, violence, sensationalism and viewers’ demand that “the truth” be revealed through photographs.

Sonya Lipsett-Rivera is a Professor of History at Carleton University.

She has published numerous books and articles on Mexican history.  In 2020, she was awarded the María Elena Martínez Prize for her book The Origins of Macho: Men and Masculinity in Colonial Mexico.  She has also been awarded grants and fellowships in support of her research including the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

 In her more recent work, she explores the ways in which Mexican men have been stereotypically misrepresented during the colonial era. Her work challenges assumptions about machismo, excessive virility, bravado, and violence and suggests that, in reality, serenity and equanimity were the social ideals of Mexico in the colonial period.

Organized by Latin American and Caribbean Studies program at Carleton University.

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