Political Science Professor to Discuss Chilean Identify Politics

Kelly Bauer, 2020 Faculty Scholarship Lecture

Kelly Bauer, assistant professor of political science and this year's Faculty Scholarship Lecturer, will present her research on Chilean identity politics .

Kelly Bauer, assistant professor of political science, has been selected to present this year’s Faculty Scholarship Lecture.

Her presentation, “Chilean Identity Politics: Re-imaging What Is and What Could Be,” will be held on Tuesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. in Callen Conference Center. 

Bauer’s research explores state responses to international indigenous rights, irregular migration and human security regimes in Chile. Her discussion will also provide an understanding of Chile’s ongoing protests. Bauer most recently traveled to Chile in January. 

Bauer has a book manuscript under contract titled “Mapuche Territory and Chilean Land: Inconsistencies in Post-Dictatorship Chilean Governance,” and has had her research published in Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic StudiesJournal of Agrarian Change and forthcoming in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

At Nebraska Wesleyan, Bauer teaches introduction to international politics, immigration politics, Latin American politics, human rights, development, research methods and an Archway Seminar. 

The annual Faculty Scholarship Presentation is presented by the university’s Forum Committee to highlight the scholarship of NWU faculty. Faculty are nominated and selected by the committee.

Her lecture is free and open to the public. Callen Conference Center is located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.