Drs. Thomas Sigler and Angelique Dwyer on Panama

Posted on April 13th, 2015 by

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Please join us for a presentation and discussion with Dr. Thomas Sigler and Dr. Angelique Dwyer on their paper:

The Heterogeneous Isthmus: Unpacking Socioeconomic and Cultural Differentiation in Panama

Thursday, April 16, 1:30-2:30

Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science, Gustavus Adolphus College

Dr. Thomas Sigler is a Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Geography from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.A. in Geography and International Relations from the University of Southern California. Over the past decade, he has worked in several different contexts including the US, Australia, Panama, Honduras, and the Congo. Dr. Sigler’s research focusses on understanding the interface between globalization and urbanization, primarily as an outcome of inter-urban networks that are formed through historical, economic, political, and cultural networks.

Dr. Angelique Dwyer is a professor of Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures; Spanish; LALACS; and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. She teaches Spanish language, Latin American and U.S. Latino literature, culture and film. And her area of research focuses on Mexico / U.S. inter-cultural studies. She obtained her B.A. or Licenciatura in Communication Studies from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores (I.T.E.S.O.) M.A. and Ph.D.in Latin American Literature from the University of Iowa. Her current research is concerned with identity politics, particularly with regards to Chicana and Mexicana Lesbian, feminist scholars, artists and activists. Additionally, she is writing a series of short stories in Spanglish on her upbringing in Mexico.


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