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The Newberry Seminar in Borderlands and Latino/a Studies

Antonio García Cubas. Atlas Pintoresco e Historico.

Antonio García Cubas. Atlas Pintoresco e Historico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. 1885. Ayer 655 .59 G2 1885.

Seminar sessions are held on Fridays from 3 to 5 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.

This seminar provides a forum for works in progress that explore topics in Borderlands and Latino/a studies. Papers examine the interplay of Latino people, communities, and culture in the United States; transnational and comparative “borderlands” studies; civil rights and social movements; and other related topics.

The seminar’s co-sponsors are Indiana University’s Latino Studies Program, Northwestern University’s Program in Latina and Latino Studies, The Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University, and the Katz Center for Mexican Studies at the University of Chicago. Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois at Chicago and Adam Goodman, University of Illinois at Chicago, are the coordinators for the 2017-2018 seminar. To attend, please read our Registration Information.

The Borderlands and Latino/a Studies 2017-2018 Call for Proposals is now CLOSED. Proposals for 2018-2019 will be accepted beginning March 1, 2018. To submit a proposal, please visit our webform and upload a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief CV. Applications will not be accepted via email or in hard copy.

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Seminar Schedule 2017-2018

Friday, September 22, 2017
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Sarah R. Coleman–Iowa, Local Immigration Enforcement and Immigrants’ Rights Angela Garcia–Everyday Anxiety: Devolution, Deportability, and the Police
Friday, October 20, 2017
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Delia Fernandez–Forming Latinidad and Claiming Space in a Midwest City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1940-1975 Max Felker-Kantor–Policing the Internal Border: Enforcing Order and the Criminalization of Immigrants in Los Angeles
Friday, November 17, 2017
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Juan Herrera–Revolution Interrupted: The Racial Effects of the 1969 Tax Reform Act Nic John Ramos–Displacement without Disavowal: Emergency Medical Systems, Public Health Clinics, and the Management of Working Poverty in Los Angeles County, 1971-1986
Friday, February 9, 2018
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Daniel Morales–Entre Aquí y Allá: The Paths of Migration and Emigration Control in Mexico 1920-1930 Jessica Ordaz–Border Policing, Runaway Detainees, and Labor Exploitation in California’s Imperial Valley, 1945-1949
Friday, March 9, 2018
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Rebeca Hey-Colon–Anzaldúa y Yemayá: Unraveling the Cultural Threads of Water Tala Khanmalek–Open Wounds: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands La Frontera and the 1917 Bath Riots
Friday, April 20, 2018
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
David-James Gonzales–From Metropolitan Borderland to Mexican Apartheid: Race, Place, and Labor in Orange County, CA, 1889 to 1930 Natalia Molina–Ethnic Mexicans as Place Makers in Mid-Twentieth-Century Los Angeles