Content tagged "Puerto Rico"
Event: Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lily Bui, “Centering Peripheries: Warning Systems and Disaster Risk Reduction Planning on the Island City”
CMS alum Lily Bui on the ways in which warning and planning are interrelated, as well as how planning and warning processes take place over time.
“This thesis seeks to understand how different groups of people in Puerto Rico and the diaspora deploy internet memes for political critique. In this work, I analyze three case studies focused on how Puerto Rican groups and individuals use internet memes to express political discontent, make calls to action, engage in catharsis, and seek political change.”
Chasing Chupacabras: Why People Would Rather Believe in a Bloodsucking Red-eyed Monster from Outer-Space than in a Pack of Hungry Dogs
In the face of little, no, or often-times contrary scientific evidence for the paranormal, people continue to believe in Chupacabras. Why?