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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.

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, and Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University are the coordinators for the 2021-2022 seminar.

The Call for Proposals for the 2021-2022 Borderlands Latino/a Studies Seminar is now closed. Please check back in March 2022 for more information.

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Seminar Schedule 2021- 2022

Friday, October 8, 2021
The Things They Carry: A Geocritical Analysis of Lost Objects in U.S./Mexico Borderlands Literature, Kate Hoin, Wayne State University
Friday, November 5, 2021
Corridos Para El Santo Coyote: Ghost Smuggling Ballads and the Undocumented Migrant Pilgrimage, Teresita D. Lozano, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Friday, January 28, 2022
Construyelo! And We will Bring Them!: Building the Juvenile Court in the Borderlands, 1900-1920, Doris S Morgan Rueda, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Friday, February 18, 2022
Meatpacking, Mexican Immigration, and the Transformation of a Midwest City, Carolina Ortega, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Friday, March 11, 2022
The Barrio’s Agent Provocateur: Political Trauma and the Afterlife of Political Repression, Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz, Northwestern University
Friday, April 29, 2022
The Unauthorized Mahjar: Syrian Muslim Migrations Between Mexico and the Midwest in the Twentieth Century, Ashley Johnson Bavery, Eastern Michigan University