Jennifer Goett is Associate Professor of Comparative Cultures and Politics at Michigan State University. She is a cultural anthropologist, specializing in political and feminist anthropology. Her research interests include race, gender and feminist theory, social movements, human rights, violence and the state, and critical security studies in Latin America. She has published work on indigenous and Afrodescendant social movements for multicultural rights in Central America, particularly Nicaragua, and on state sexual violence, racialized policing, and infrastructure megaprojects. Goett is the author of Black Autonomy: Race, Gender, and Afro-Nicaraguan Activism (2016), which examines the gendered strategies used by Afrodescendant Kriol women and men to assert autonomy over their bodies, labor, and spaces in the context of drug war militarization and state violence in postwar Nicaragua. Her articles have appeared in American Ethnologist, the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, and the NACLA Report on the Americas.
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The New Terrorist Type in Nicaragua
(Con traducción al español) Since the protests of April 2018 sparked a civic insurrection against the Sandinista state, a new discourse on terrorism in Nicaragu... More