Indigenous Peoples, Gender Justice and Legal Pluralism|
in the United States, Mexico and Guatemala
September 7-9, 2016

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Wednesday, Sept 7
7:00 PM                Welcome Dinner, Nubar Restaurant at the Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden Street

Thursday, Sept 8
8:00-8:30              Continental breakfast, Fay House, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 10 Garden Street

8:30 –9:45            Introductions, each participant speaks for 5-7 minutes outlining the primary theoretical
                               framing and key questions in their work

9:45- 10:00          Coffee break

                               Guatemalan Case Study Presentations, Discussion

10:00 – 10:30       Local Justice: “Q’eqchi’ Women Contesting Impunity in Local Court” Sepur Zarco, Department
                               of Izbal, Dr. Irma Alicia Velasquez Nimatuj (Independent Maya-Kiche’ scholar, Visiting Prof.
                               Duke University 2017)

10:30 – 11:00         Ambiguous Recognitions: Law and Gendered Violence, Dr. Rachel Sieder (Researcher, CIESAS-
                               Mexico). Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Mexico City

11:00 – 11:30          Alternative Justice Spaces: Emotional Communities and Mayan Women´s Testimony in
                               Guatemala, Dr. Morna McLeod, Profesora-Investigadora, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de
                               Morelos (UAEM), México

11:30 – 12:00         Discussant comments, Kimberly Theidon and John Wilshire Carrera

12:00 – 12:30        Open discussion, noting of theoretical threads, common questions

12:45-2:00            Lunch

                               Presentation of Mexican Case Studies, Discussion

2:00 – 2:30           Local Justice: Gender Justice, Violence and Rights Claims.  Indigenous Women of the
                               Community Police of Guerrero” Costa-Montaña of Guerrero. Dr. María Teresa Sierra
                               (Researcher, CIESAS-Mexico)

2:30-3:00             Local and State Justice:  “Reframing Rights and Justice in the Current Context of Violence in
                               Mexico: Indigenous women and Social Reproduction in Guerrero, Mexico” Tlapa de
                               Comonfort, Guerrero. Dr. Mariana Mora (Researcher, CIESAS-Mexico)

3:30- 4:00            Possibilities and Challenges of Gender Justice and Expert Witness Reports: The Case of Nestora
                               Salgado and the Criminalization of Indigenous Justice, Dr. R. Aída Hernández (Researcher,

4:00 - 4:15            Coffee break

4:15-4:45               Discussant Comments. Kimberly Theidon and John Wilshire Carrera

4:45-5:30              Open Discussion of case studies, noting theoretical threads and common question                                 

6:30 - 9:00           Dinner at Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St., (Group will walk to the Club together) Working
                               dinner where we will discuss common theoretical links, methodologies and policy implications
                               of the presentations from that day, thinking ahead and planning for final discussion on
                               published volume

Friday, September 9
8:30-9:00             Continental breakfast

                               Presentation of U.S. Case Studies

9:00 – 9:30           National Justice: Indigenous Women Migrants and Gender Violence in the Neoliberal Settler
                               State. Dr. Shannon Speed (Chickasaw - Associate Professor, UCLA)

9:30 – 10:00         Contested Masculinities, Gender Violence and Legal Pluralism: Implications for Mam Female
                               Refugees Seeking Gendered Asylum, Dr. Lynn Stephen (Professor, University of Oregon)

10:00-10:30          Local Justice: Beyond Thingification: Ndé Women between New Justice Spaces and ndé isdzane
                               gowa nzhuu gokal (the women's beautiful house of law). Dr. Margo Tamez (N’de Apache -
                               Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Kelowna)

10:30-10:45          Coffee break

10:45-11:15            Discussant comments.  Kimberly Theidon and John Wilshire Carrera

11:15-12:00            Open Discussion of case studies, noting theoretical threads and common questions                            

12:00 – 1:00         Lunch

1:00 – 2:30           Discussion of common theoretical framework and key questions for edited volume. Use of

2:30 – 2:45           Coffee break 

2:45-4:00             Division of labor discussion for edited volume, deadlines, proposals for future exchanges,
                              conference participation.   Conclusion, goodbyes.