Lisa DiGiovanni, a professor at Keene State College, will discuss “Militarized Masculinity and Torture” in a noon, Nov. 15 talk via Zoom.
The event will feature DiGiovanni’s video essay on research into Augusto Pinochet’s regime in Chile. The video will be followed by a lecture by DiGiovanni.
Her talk is the second in the School of Global Integrative Studies’ fall colloquia series, which explores the theme of “Confronting Historical Silences.”
This talk is based on DiGiovanni’s second monograph, “Militarized Masculinity in Spain and Chile.” The study conducts a comparative examination of Francisco Franco’s and Augusto Pinochet’s military regimes and their similarities regarding the use of torture as a method of social control.
DiGiovanni is Professor of Spanish peninsular and Latin American studies with a joint appointment in the Departments of Modern Languages and Cultures and Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College. She is also affiliated faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research interests include dictatorial violence, militarized masculinity, torture, and memory in Spain and Latin America, with a focus on Chile.