Conference Papers

This page lists recent conference and colloquia presentations, along with abstracts. You are welcome to contact me if you would like to discuss the research presented in one of these papers. On rare occasion–and when available–I can provide you with an audio recording of the presentation.

Society for Cross-Cultural Research and AAA Anthropology of Children and Childhood Interest Group Joint Meetings, February 16-19, 2011

Panel: Politics at Play: Children and the Politics of Everyday Life

Paper: “Cops and Vendors”: Children Negotiating Police in Cusco’s Plaza de Armas

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 17-21, 2010

Panel: Gendered Economies of Carework: Global and Local Dimensions of Theory and Practice

Paper: Moral Economies and Gendered Tourists: Intimacy, Care, and Aid in the Volunteer Tourism Industry of Cusco, Peru

Panel: Circulations, Children, and Childhood

Paper: Circulating Imagery of Andean Childhood Poverty: Vending Postcards in Cusco, Peru

XXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, October 6-9, 2010

Panel: El Qosqo: On Becoming Cosmopolitan

Paper: Continuing Cosmopolitanism: Career Aspirations among Child Vendors in Cusco, Peru

Exploring Childhood Studies: A Graduate Student Conference, Rutgers-Camden, April 9, 2010

Panel: Children and Poverty: Historical Faces and Social Spaces

Paper: Connection and Disillusion: Encounters between Local Children and Volunteer Tourists in Cusco, Peru

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, December 2-6, 2009

Panel: Cultural Transmission and the Paradox of Children’s Agency

Paper: Cusco’s Child Vendors: Between Independence, Collaboration, and Coercion

CASCA-AES Meetings, May 13-16, 2009

Panel: Children’s NGOs: Constructing Childhood and Assistance

Paper: Possibilities of Childhood: Visions and Practices in a Peruvian After-School Project

Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, March 22-27, 2009

Panel: Space as Tactic: Neoliberal Governance, Space & Ethnographies of the Everyday

Paper: Cusco’s Child Vendors: Selling Strategies and Official Interference

Tourism Studies Working Group Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley, February 20, 2009

Paper: Children’s Selling Strategies and Perceptions of Tourists

University of Texas at Austin XXIX Annual ILASSA Student Conference, February 5-7, 2009

Paper: Entrepreneurialism and Affectivity: Selling Poverty and Childhood in Cusco

Brown Bag Seminar, Instituto del Perú, Universidad de San Martí­n de Porres, Lima, Peru, August 13, 2008

Paper: “¿Amigo, No Quiere Comprar Tí­teres?” Las Historias de los Niños Vendedores en Cusco

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