YPIN: How Media Reinforce the War on Drugs
November 16th, 2023 6:30PM -8:00PM
Join YPIN for a captivating discussion on the concept of Narcoculture - the media and cultural production dedicated to the topic of drug trafficking. Professor Freije of the Jackson School of International Studies will discuss the ways in which both Mexican drug traffickers and U.S. and Mexican police use media and cultural production to advance their own political agendas, drawing on examples from film, television, and violent spectacles in the streets. Together, we'll consider the role that images and representations play in reinforcing the portrayal of the War on Drugs.
About the Speaker
Vanessa Freije is an Associate Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on media and technology in Mexico.