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Dr. Hector Raúl Solis Gadea: tba

Héctor Raúl Solís Gadea (PhD New School of Social Research, New York 2003) is the current rector of the Universidad de Guadalajara where he holds a professorship at the department of sociology. His current research and teaching topics are related to social and political theory, democracy, modernity, political philosophy and the political system in Mexico and the state of Jalisco.


Dr. Alejandra Bronfman: “Violent Circuits, Contentious Voices: Towards a History of Radio in the Caribbean.”

Alejandra Bronfman (PhD Princeton University, 2000) is Associate Professor in the Department of History at University of British Colombia. Prior to this, she was Assistant Professor at the University of Florida and Yale University. Her current research aims to record the unwritten histories of radio and related sonic technologies in the Caribbean. A Voice in a Box: Empire, Media and Belonging in the Caribbean explores the perambulations of objects in empires in the early twentieth century, with particular attention to new media including telegraph, telephone and broadcasting and their relationships to capital flows, imperial projects and regional political mobilizations. She is the author of Measures of Equality: Race, Social Science and Citizenship in the Caribbean (University of North Carolina Press, 2004), On the Move: The Caribbean Since 1989 (Zed Books, 2007), and co-editor of Media, Sound and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012).

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