Memorializing in Movement: A Lecture by Dr. Katherine Hite
Dr. Katherine Hite, a politics professor at Vassar University, is an expert on the politics of memory. Dr. Hite first began researching Chile after attending a class trip there during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. In this interview with SLU student Owen Toland, she discusses her research and the value of empathy in helping students to connect to and take action against injustices.
At the opening of the Sewn in Protest exhibition at the Richard F. Brush Gallery on March 4th, 2019, Dr. Hite gave a lecture on Memorializing in Movement. The lecture discusses the various ways Chile has memorialized the injustices that occurred during the dictatorship. She highlights the ways tour guides at two memorial sites, Londres 38 and Estadio Nacional, engage with students to help them empathize with the events that occurred there.