Culture and Politics in the 2009 Honduran Coup

Rosemary Joyce 

October 21, 2009

Event Description

The Honduran coup d'etat in June has been portrayed in the US as a response to a power grab by President Zelaya. There is, however, a deeper story, one in which academic research on history, archaeology and cultural programs became principal targets for repression. This talk considers why cultural policy was one of the victims of this 21st century coup.


Rosemary Joyce is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Social Sciences, and chair of UC Berkeley's Department of Anthropology. She has conducted research in northern Honduras for more than thirty years.