Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Digital Scholarship Series: "Digital Archaeology—Tools for Truth and Justice in the Wake of El Salvador’s Amnesty Law"

Tue, September 27, 2016 | 2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1

4:00 PM

Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, University of Washington, is the guest of the LLILAS “Digital Scholarship in the Americas” speaker series. In this talk, she discusses the amnesty law in El Salvador, examining the possible role of digital archaeology in the pursuit of truth and justice there.

Godoy is a professor in Law, Societies, and Justice at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. A sociologist by training, her research focuses on human rights in Latin America. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she worked at Amnesty International, and she credits her experiences among human rights activists—at Amnesty as well as many other organizations—as the principal inspiration behind her work.

At the University of Washington, Professor Godoy holds the Helen H. Jackson Endowed Chair in Human Rights and is founding director of the Center for Human Rights (UWCHR), an interdisciplinary center that promotes teaching, research, and engagement across the curriculum in all three UW campuses, and in partnership with local, national, and international human rights organizations. She is the author of two books published by Stanford U Press—Popular Injustice: Violence, Community, and Law in Latin America (2006), which examines vigilante justice in the wake of contemporary crime waves, especially in Guatemala; and Of Medicines and Markets: Intellectual Property and Human Rights in the Free Trade Era (2013), a comparative study of the politics around health and trade in Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala. She is the author of numerous articles on these and other topics for both scholarly and general audiences.

For more information, please contact Paloma Díaz. To RSVP and receive updates via Facebook, visit Digital Archaeology.


Co-sponsored by LLILAS Benson, the Latin America Initiative, and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice of the School of Law.

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