Politics, Culture & Society:

A Transnational Talk

Panel Discussion



A dialogue between two prominent writers in Mexico and the United States about how current sociopolitical developments and issues impact literature and culture at large.

John Gibler
American Journalist and Writer
(Specialized in Mexico)

About the Speaker

John Gibler is an American journalist who predominately writes from and about Mexico. He is the author of Mexico Unconquered: Chronicles of Power and Revolt and To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War. He is also correspondent for Pacifica Radio's KPFA in Mexico. He has reported on the ground from the Zapatistas Other Campaign, the protests against electoral fraud in Mexico City, and the uprising in Oaxaca. He has reported for Left Turn, In These Times, Common Dreams, Yes! Magazine, Colorlines and Democracy Now!

Luis Felipe Fabre
Mexican Poet and Professor
Universidad Iberoamericana

About the Speaker

Luis Felipe Fabre is a Mexican poet and essayist. Born in Mexico City, Fabre wants to “touch the world” with words-because words are the way to understand the world. After his studies in Communications, Spanish, and Latin American literature, he published several volumes and collections of essays. Additionally, he teaches literature, is the editor of a magazine on modern art, and has a great fascination for astrology. Fabre is seen as one of the most interesting young writers of Latin America.

Event Info


Tuesday, September 10th
12:30 - 2:00pm


Concho Room
University Center
The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington TX 76019

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