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Speakers: Penny Harvey (Manchester), Jessica Hope (St Andrews), Kate MacLean (UCL), Jonathan Alderman (LMU, Munich), and Geoff Goodwin (Leeds) 
Chair: Miranda Sheild Johansson (UCL)

This panel will discuss the role of infrastructure in Latin American history, politics and society, including how states use infrastructures to shape and control their citizens, how these processes are contested, and how infrastructures are connected to capitalist-colonial expansion in the region. 
The speakers will respond to Jonathan Alderman and Geoff Goodwin’s edited volume, The Social and Political Life of Latin American Infrastructures, recently published by CLACS and University of London Press. The book examines a wide range of infrastructures from diverse disciplinary perspectives and attempts to identify the specificity of Latin American infrastructures. In the introduction to the book, the editors argue for the need to conceptualise infrastructure as a relational and experimental process, building on recent contributions to the global infrastructure scholarship. The event aims to provoke discussions about Latin American history, politics and society and the utility of studying social and political change through infrastructure.

All are welcome to attend this free online event, starting at 5pm GMT. Registration in advance is required to receive the zoom joining link. Please click on Book Now at the top of the page.

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