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

Pilar Zazueta


LecturerPh.D., Columbia University

Lecturer, LLILAS
Pilar Zazueta

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Interests


Public policy; food consumption and nutrition; gender

Biography


Pilar Zazueta is a historian. Her research focuses on how food and nutrition became a public policy issue in Mexico during the twentieth century. Pilar has a B.A. in International Relations from El Colegio de México and a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. Pilar has also worked for an interdisciplinary team headed by Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and singer and philanthropist Shakira to expand and improve early-childhood development programs in Latin America. Most recently Pilar has worked on two grants of the Canadian Institutes of Health, one for implementing programs to improve health services for pregnant and early parenting women who use substances and the other to create a survey about gender, violence and health in the Canadian sex industry. At LLILAS she teaches courses on research methods, the food system, gender, and contemporary Mexico.


Twitter: @pzazue

Courses


LAS 301 • Key Ideas & Iss In Lat Amer

40210 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM WEL 2.308
(also listed as HIS 306N)

The course aims to acquaint students with the richness, complexity and diversity of historical experiences and cultural practices in Latin America through an array of source materials that include historical monographs, ethnography, testimonial literature, fiction, music, film, and documentaries.  Through a sample of case studies culled from throughout the region, the course will shed light on the processes, structures, and forces that have shaped Latin America.  Topics include:  pre-Columbian civilizations, Iberian expansionism and the Conquest of Latin America; Church in colonial Latin America;  sugar plantations in Brazil and the trans-Atlantic slave trade; Independence movements; agro-export economies; U.S. imperialism in the Caribbean Basin; populism, urbanization , and import-substitution industrialization; popular culture, art, literature and music; revolutionary alternatives; the Cold War in Latin America and state-sponsored violence; transnational flows of capital and labor.

 

Texts:

Thomas Skidmore and Peter Smith, Modern Latin America

Mark Danner, The Massacre at El Mozote

 

 

Grading:

- Attendance and Classroom Participation (10%)

- Two in-class exams (30%)

-One 2-3 pp. book review (20%).  Essay topic for book review will be handed out one week in advance of due date.  Grade for book review will be based on organization, development and clarity of argument; substantiation of thesis through textual material; and elegance of prose.

-Final Exam (40%)

LAS 366 • Life/Politics Contemp Mexico

40330 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Latin America In The Sixties

39710 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Politics Of Food In Latin Amer

39715 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 378 • Capstone Latin Amer Studies

39800 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM SRH 1.320

The Capstone Research Course is a required course of the revised major in Latin American Studies. The class strongly emphasizes both multidisciplinary readings and analysis and the development of academic research and writing skills. Over the course of the semester, students will write and research  an original  term paper on a topic discussed with the course instructor. This course carries the Independent Enquiry Flag and the Writing Flag. 

LAS 366 • Life/Politics Contemp Mexico

39515 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CLA 0.120
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Politics Of Food In Latin Amer

39520 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 378 • Capstone Latin Amer Studies

39605 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM SRH 1.320

The Capstone Research Course is a required course of the revised major in Latin American Studies. The class strongly emphasizes both multidisciplinary readings and analysis and the development of academic research and writing skills. Over the course of the semester, students will write and research  an original  term paper on a topic discussed with the course instructor.

LAS 366 • Latin America In The Sixties

39675 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Life/Politics Contemp Mexico

39680 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Politics Of Food In Latin Amer

39685 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Latin America In The Sixties

40625 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Latin America in the Sixties: Counterculture and Social Movements

The long 1960s was a tumultuous time even by Latin American standards. Revolutionaries, indigenous leaders, students, feminists, liberation theologians, hippies and other groups proposed new ways of seeing the world, addressing social problems and participating in politics. In this course we will address some of the following questions: What was the impact of the Cuban revolution in Latin American politics? How did student movements develop in the region and what was their political and cultural influence? What role did the left play in the transformation of education, medicine, and social policy? How did gender roles and women’s participation on public life change during this time? 

LAS 366 • Politics Of Food In Latin Amer

40630 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Everyone eats, but seldom do we think about the complex transactions involved in getting food from the field to our table. The bananas in the produce section traveled thousands of miles from a plantation in Central America, while the coffee we drink at Starbucks was probably harvested in the Colombian highlands or the coast of Brazil. The purpose of this course is to learn about the histories of a wide range of actors involved in the food system, broadly classifiable into producers, consumers, and intermediaries, many of them playing more than one role. In particular, we will explore food production and consumption in the Americas as broad transnational processes, in which not only economic exchanges take place but also other types of cultural and scientific interactions. As the goal of this class is to use history and social sciences to explore the supermarket aisles from all possible angles, we will also analyze food cultures and cookery, the concept of “ethnic” cuisine and nutritional policies in the region.

LAS 366 • Sexuality/Gender In Latin Amer

40635 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K, WGS 340)

Sexuality and gender are very useful analytical tools to explore how relations of power are constituted not only in the private sphere but also in state institutions, market and labor organization, as well as class and racial hierarchies. The core question we will address in this course is how differences (particularly between humans classified as female or male) were constructed in the history of Latin America. We will analyze the uses, implementations and transformations of these differences in the articulation of social and political life in the continent. The class will focus mostly on nineteenth and twentieth-century Latin America and will emphasize historical research, but we will also use scholarship from other disciplines.

The class will cover topics like nineteenth-century honor and citizenship, contemporary masculinities, and human rights in the twentieth century.

LAS 366 • Life/Politics Contemp Mexico

40935 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Politics Of Food In Latin Amer

40940 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Sexuality/Gender In Latin Amer

40950 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K, WGS 340)

Sexuality and gender are very useful analytical tools to explore how relations of power are constituted not only in the private sphere but also in state institutions, market and labor organization, as well as class and racial hierarchies. The core question we will address in this course is how differences (particularly between humans classified as female or male) were constructed in the history of Latin America. We will analyze the uses, implementations and transformations of these differences in the articulation of social and political life in the continent. The class will focus mostly on nineteenth and twentieth-century Latin America and will emphasize historical research, but we will also use scholarship from other disciplines.

The class will cover topics like nineteenth-century honor and citizenship, contemporary masculinities, and human rights in the twentieth century.

LAS 366 • Life/Pol Cont Mexico 1911-2013

40827 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K)

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Sexuality/Gender In Latin Amer

40833 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K, WGS 340)

Sexuality and gender are very useful analytical tools to explore how relations of power are constituted not only in the private sphere but also in state institutions, market and labor organization, as well as class and racial hierarchies. The core question we will address in this course is how differences (particularly between humans classified as female or male) were constructed in the history of Latin America. We will analyze the uses, implementations and transformations of these differences in the articulation of social and political life in the continent. The class will focus mostly on nineteenth and twentieth-century Latin America and will emphasize historical research, but we will also use scholarship from other disciplines.

The class will cover topics like nineteenth-century honor and citizenship, contemporary masculinities, and human rights in the twentieth century.


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