Carnegie Mellon University

Political Theology in a Cartel Training Camp

Claudio W. Lomnitz
Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology and Chair
Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Lecture: January 25, 2024 – 5:00 pm, Posner Grand Room

Based on a rare investigative police file, Professor Lomnitz explores the brutal socialization practices deployed to forcibly induct captives in a Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel training camp. The essay is part of his current work on the political theology of organized crime in Mexico.

Seminar: “Interpretation of the ‘Torn Social Fabric’” from Sovereignty and Extortion: A New State Form in Mexico (forthcoming with Duke University Press)

Seminar: January 26, 2024 –12:00pm, BH 254Q

Moderated by Paul Eiss, Department of History
"Interpretation of the ‘Torn Social Fabric'" PDF

Lunch will be provided. Registration required.

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