Demanding the Land: Urban Movements and Building Dignity in Peru’s Marginalized Neighborhoods

Oct 8 2014 4:30 pm
Carleton College, Gould Library Athenaeum

Paul Dosh is a political science professor at Macalester College and director of Building Dignity, a grassroots development organization in Lima, Peru. As a Carleton student, Paul Dosh '96 integrated his interests in political science scholarship and social justice activism in the Americas.  Now an Associate Professor of Political Science at Macalester, he earned his PhD at UC Berkeley and also taught at Carleton and San Quentin Prison.  A Fulbright-Hays scholar, he is the recipient of several teaching awards, the author of Demanding the Land: Urban Popular Movements in Peru and Ecuador, and founding director of Building Dignity, a community center that trains emerging youth and adult community leaders in the informal settlements of Lima, Peru.

Professor Dosh will present an engaging session of social movements scholarship and community-based activism, complemented by elements of spoken word poetry and documentary photography. 

Sponsored by the Carleton College Department of Political Science and open to the public. Contact: Tricia Peterson, 507-222-4117