Josué David Chávez

Chavez is a PhD student in the Hispanic studies department, originally from Honduras. He studies how Central American, contemporary literature and art theorize through form the financial experiments that have proliferated in the isthmus since 1970. Focusing on the transformation of Panama into an offshore banking center, El Salvador's shift to financialized remittances and the inauguration of charter cities in Honduras, his research investigates how artistic artifacts critically assess the mismatch between these "innovative" economic changes and the reality on the ground.