BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:GVSU Events Calendar BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20130408T150000 DTEND:20130408T163000 LOCATION:RM 2215/2216 DESCRIPTION:Prof. Tianna Paschel\n\nNeubauer Family Assistant Professor\n\nUniversity of Chicago\n\nDepartment of Political Science\n\n \;\n\nThe recent multicultural turn in Latin \;America has made the census a key site of struggle for both recognition and \;resources. This \;paper examines the politics around Colombia&rsquo\;s 2005 census\, \;where black political organizations launched the Beautiful Faces of My \;Black \;People campaign. Drawing on document analysis and ethnographic methods I argue \;that Afro-Colombian organizations were \;successful in pressuring the state to \;move beyond the purely cultural notions of blackness institutionalized in state \;policies in the 1990s \;toward a broader ethno-racial Afro-Colombian category in \;the 2005 Census. However\, their success required them to grapple with \;competing \;definitions of blackness within the movement itself. This case suggests that \;while black movements in Latin America face \;challenges such as internal \;fragmentation and collective identity problems\, they have been important actors \;in shaping how the state \;institutionalizes racial categories. This has \;implications for state policies as well as racial identities on the ground.\n\n \; SUMMARY:'The Beautiful Faces of My Black People":" Mestizaje\, Black Consciousness and the Politics of the Census in Colombia PRIORITY:3 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR