Tamara Spira: “Neoliberal Captivities: Pisagua Prison and the Low Intensity Form”

Tamara Spira: “Neoliberal Captivities: Pisagua Prison and the Low Intensity Form”

Doctor Spira works at the intersections of feminist, comparative ethnic and hemispheric American studies, and is completing Movements of Feeling: Neoliberalism, Affect and (Post) Revolutionary Memory in the Americas. The talk provides a reading of (the now converted) Pisagua prison in northern Chile, which intermittently served as a concentration camp for leftists and “sexual dissidents” throughout the 20th century.

Tamara Spira is the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Cultural Studies at UC Davis.