Celia Lopez-Chavez

Knowing Buenos Aires: Hand in Hand with Gardel, Evita, and the Pope

Dr. Celia Lopez-Chavez, UNM
March 13, 2016

Buenos Aires is without any doubt one of the great cities of the world. As the capital city of Argentina and second largest city in South America, with a rich multicultural population, it is a most vibrant home to millions and tourist destination to many! Argentinean scholar Celia Lopez-Chavez will conduct a unique virtual tour of Buenos Aires, taking you through its passionate history of art, architecture, and of course, dance intricately linked to tango. She will also introduce you to some of its great characters – Gardel, Evita and … Pope Francis.

Dr. Celia López-Chávez  is originally from San Juan, Argentina and completed her undergraduate studies in History at the Universidad Nacional de San Juan.  She received her Ph.D. in Latin American History at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. She has published two books in Argentina and many academic articles in Spain, Argentina, and the United States. In the past twenty years she has given numerous public lectures on Latin American History and taught interdisciplinary seminars in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico, including her popular seminars “Cry For Me Argentina: the Myth and the Truth about Eva Perón” and “Drums and Dreams: Latin American Music as Text”, this last one with field study in Buenos Aires and Havana (Cuba). As Emeritus Associate Professor she continues guiding students to become scholars and leading UNM study abroad programs. Her latest book, Epics of Empire and Frontier. Alosno de Ercilla and Gaspar de Villagrá as Spanish Colonial Chroniclers, by the University of Oklahoma Press, will be out in April of 2016.

Supported by Sandia National Labs and Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group