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Citizens' Malaise: Reflections on the 2006 Mexican Electoral Process

Mexican Elections


A Lecture by Rafael Reygadas

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2007
Science Center 101
4:30 p.m.

Dr. Rafael Reygadas, a historian, is a professor and researcher at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) in Mexico City, and has taught at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He is the author and editor of many books and over sixty articles on topics ranging from the connection between universities and the formation of political subjects, to the creation of a civil society and its participation in the democratic process. He is the founder of several organizations that aim to bring the representation of marginal subjects to national processes.

An activist as well as scholar, Rafael Reygadas has been officially involved in the mediation efforts between the Zapatista insurgency and the government and has given testimony to the U.N. and other international agencies on popular mobilizations and human rights in Mexico. Dr. Reygadas has presented scholarly work and social analyses in multiple venues in Europe and the Americas.

Sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium (GPLASC), the Mellon Faculty Seminar on Mexico, and Swarthmore College's Latin American Studies Program