Oct. 11, 2023

On October 2nd, 2023, Mariela Noles Cotito, a professor of Political Science and Discrimination and Public Policies in the Department of Social and Political Sciences of Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Perú, visited the Department of Spanish and Portuguese to engage in a conversation about the world of racial politics in Latin America.

Mariela Noles Cotito visited three SPA207 classes, taught by lecturer Anais Holgado Lage, who is also the coordinator, and lecturer Anna Alsina Naudi. Mariela interacted with the students in the style of a workshop about the consequences of the elimination of racial labels in the Andean countries. Her lectures focused on the historical and contemporary aspects of racial systems, examining their impact on societies and the lives of individuals. Professor Noles Cotito's informative talks left a profound impact on the students, fostering a deeper understanding of the complexities of structural racism.

In the afternoon, Mariela Noles Cotito was featured in an event open to the public called Racial Politics in Latin America, where both students and faculty had the unique opportunity to engage with Mariela in an intimate and intellectually stimulating environment. In a conversation format, we explored issues related to race, identity, power and representation in the Andean region and in other areas of Latin America.

The event underscored the importance of open conversations about these issues and provided a platform for dialogue and understanding, supported by her expertise. Visit Mariela Noles Cotito's bio page for more information about her work.