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Ann Varley invited to speak at Instituto Mora, Mexico City

Second Mexican visit this year

Ann Varley invited to speak at Instituto Mora, Mexico City

Professor Ann Varley was the guest of the Instituto Mora, a prestigious historical and social sciences research institute in Mexico City, from 29 August to 2 September. Ann gave two talks on her work, on urban informality in Latin America, and on home and identity. She also worked with Mexican colleagues to develop a joint proposal on a new area of research for her; adaptation to climate change. She renewed contact with a number of Mexican researchers and discussed further collaboration on a study of changes in Mexico’s land tenure regularisation programme. On her way to Mexico, Ann was also the guest of the Graduate School at the University of Texas, Austin, where she gave two research presentations to students and academic staff.

 

During an earlier visit to Mexico this year, Ann undertook research on the massive housing estate developments that have appeared on the periphery of many Mexican cities in the last decade. She also gave talks at the Department of Sociology of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco in Mexico City; to students of the University of Guadalajara’s Centre for Art, Architecture and Design; and to external students of this centre in Tepatitlán de Morelos, where she was the guest of the city’s Architects' Guild and the city museum. She is also co-supervising research students in Mexico for the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and for the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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