Will Avilés: Meatpacking and COVID-19

Center for Great Plains Studies Author
11/10/2020 Added
72 Plays


In this interview, we speak with Dr. Will Avilés, professor and chair of political science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where his fields are comparative politics and Latin American politics. Dr. Avilés received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University and his Ph.D. from the University of California-Riverside. He joined UNK in 2002. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, he has been working with community activists and families from the meatpacking industry, an industry that has recently garnered national headlines related to COVID-19 cases and working conditions. Special thanks to Margaret Huettl for providing a video land acknowledgement for this episode. More information on Dr. Avilés' work: facebook.com/NebraskaSolidarity To listen to the podcast version of this, visit: https://anchor.fm/gp-lectures

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