Alan Eladio Gómez: Planning Torture, Resisting Living Death

International Studies in Planning, Spring 2007 Lecture Series

Planning Torture/Resisting Living Death: Marion USP, Krome Dentention Center and Guántanamo Bay Camp 6

Alan Eladio Gómez is an assistant professor of Latino/a studies at the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at Ithaca College. He earned a Ph.D. in History and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. A community organizer, scholar, and radio journalist, Gómez studies post WWII social movements involving multiracial and transnational alliances of U.S. Third World peoples, prison rebellions, political theatre, and Latin America revolutionary movements. His presentation will historicize the contradictions of a global U.S. incarceration regime, movements to defend human rights, and relationship among geography, terror, and social control.

Sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Department of City and Regional Planning