Environmental Racism and Grieving Geographies in Mexico

Yoalli Rodriguez Aguilera, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies and Anthropology at Lake Forest College, will discuss her work

Thursday, September 29 | 4:15 PM | Griffin 7

Rodrigues Aguilera was born and raised in Puebla, Mexico. Her work focuses on environmental racism, ecological grief, mestizaje, state violence, and anti/ de-colonial feminism in Latin America at the intersection between race, gender, environment, and affect.

She is currently working on her manuscript “Grieving Geographies, Mourning Waters: Race, Gender, and Environment on the Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico”, winner of the 2021 NWSA/ University of Illinois Press, First Book Prize. An ethnographical and geographical feminist work about an ecocide happening in the Chacahua-Pastoría Lagoons and the grief felt by ecological and human loss.