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Latin American Studies

Kemp Symposium Keynote Speaker: José Moya, May 6

Story posted April 14, 2011

Jose MoyaJosé Moya will be delivering the keynote address for the first Kemp Symposium.  His lecture, “Anarchism:  The Internationalist Working-Class Movement that Wanted to Emancipate Humanity” is drawn from his current research on the transnational history of anarchism at the turn-of-the-twentieth century. 

The Robert J. Kemp Symposium is a biennial symposium organized by the History Department, typically focusing on a geopolitical theme. The theme of this year's inaugural symposium is "Labor and Human Emancipation: Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Histories."

Moya (Professor of History, Barnard College) is a leading scholar of migration studies and currently directs the Forum on Migration at Barnard and the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University.  His seminal work, Cousins and Strangers:  Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930 (Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1998), won five major book prizes, including the Bryce Wood and Herbert Bolton awards, given to the best book in Latin American Studies and History, respectively, and the Sharlin Memorial Award, given by the Social Science History Association.  The journal Historical Methods devoted a forum to Cousins and Strangers theoretical and methodological contributions to migration studies.

In addition to his scholarship on transatlantic migration, Moya has written extensively on gender and labor. Oxford University Press has just published his recently edited anthology on Latin American historiography and he is currently editing a special issue of the journal Jewish History on the Jewish immigrant experience in New York, London, Paris, and Buenos Aires.

Moya has been a Fulbright Fellow, a Burkhardt Fellow (Rome), a Del Almo Fellow (Madrid) and was awarded a fellowship by the NEH and has taught at the universities of San Andres in Argentina, Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and Paris; and has been an invited lecturer at the universities of Vienna, Krakow, Leiden, Louvain, Freiburg, Fudan in Shanghai, Tel Aviv, and El Colegio de México, among others.

The symposium is cosponsored by The Robert J. Kemp Lectureship Fund, Phyllis Marshall Watson Fund, Bowdoin Lectures & Concerts, and the Departments of History, Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Government, and Sociology & Anthropology and is open to the public.

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Anarchism: The Internationalist Working-Class Movement that Wanted to Emancipate Humanity