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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.

This seminar provides a forum for works-in-progress that explore topics in Latino/a and borderlands studies. We seek proposals from individuals or groups for seminar papers or complete panels that examine the interplay of Latino/a people, communities, and culture in the United States; transnational and comparative borderlands studies; migration studies; Latino/a gender and sexuality; changing urban landscapes as a result of Latino/a settlement; civil rights and social movements; and other related topics.


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


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, and the University of Illinois at Chicago Latin American and Latino Studies Program.


Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois at Chicago, Adam Goodman, University of Illinois at Chicago, Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University, and Gema Kloppe-Santamaría, Loyola University Chicago, are the coordinators for the 2020-2021 seminar. To attend, please read our Registration Information.


The Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar Call for Proposals is now open. Please apply here by June 30, 2020.


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We are hopeful that Newberry Scholarly Seminars will be able to convene regularly in both the Fall and the Spring of AY 2020-2021. Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, some seminars may be postponed or held online. Please consult our website regularly for up-to-date information.


View Past Seminars in Borderlands and Latino/a Studies.

Seminar Schedule 2019-2020

Friday, September 20, 2019
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
“Big Trouble in ‘Little Texas,’ The Chicano Movement in Southern New Mexico, 1968-1977,” and “In-Between: Latino Intermediaries and Death in Transit, 1942-1969”
Friday, October 11, 2019
Challenging Border Confinement: Organized Labor, the Chicano Movement, and the Transborder Politics of Farmworker Healthcare, Michael Aguirre
Friday, November 15, 2019
Puerto Rican Nationalists, Communists, and the Harlem Ashram: Anti-colonialism in New York City in the 1940s, Margaret Power
Friday, January 24, 2020
A Birth of Militarization at the U.S.-Mexico Divide: Race and the U.S. Military in the Making of the 19th Century Borderlands, Kris Klein Hernández
Friday, March 13, 2020
Due to ongoing developments related to Covid-19, this seminar has been postponed. Borderlands Digital Humanities Projects: Towards a Geospatiacial and Transfronteriza Consciousness, Sylvia Fernández
Friday, April 17, 2020
Due to ongoing developments related to Covid-19, this seminar has been postponed. Crisis and the Growing Importance of Women in the Partido Liberal Mexicano, 1915-1922, Nathan Ellstrand