Lunch and Learn featuring Javier Auyero
Professor Javier Auyero will present "Police-Criminal Collusion at the Urban Margins" for our April Lunch and Learn. Drawing upon long-term ethnographic fieldwork in a poor high-crime neighborhood of Argentina and documentary evidence from court cases involving drug traffickers and police officers, this talk will examine the clandestine connections between participants in the illicit drug trade and members of the state security forces -- and their impact on skyrocketing urban violence. The presentation unpacks the much-referred to (but seldom scrutinized) content of police-criminal collusion reconstructing the resources, relational practices, and processes at its core.
Javier Auyero is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Professor of Latin American Sociology, University of Texas-Austin.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Harris Public Policy; Keller Center Room 1002