Seminar sessions are held on Fridays from 3 pm 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 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 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s History Department, 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.
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To see a listing of past seminars, please select a year below:
“Claiming Californio Memories: The Politics of Cultural Legacies in Southern California”
Margie Brown-Coronel, Independent Scholar
Creole California, the Market-State, and Homophobically Queered Citizenship in The Mask of Zorro
Deborah Cohen, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Lessie Frazier, Indiana University
“Visible Frictions: Documentary and Self-Representation...
“From Border Crossers to Borderlanders: Using Census Records to Understand and Compare the Development of Mixed Culture Communities Along the Texas-Mexico and Maine-Canada Borders, 1880-1930”
Carla Mendiola, Southern Methodist University
“The Indigenous Immigrant: Comparing Native Immigration from Canada and Mexico in the U.S. Borderlands”
Brenden Rensink, University of...
“Out in the Cold: Urban Radicals, Deportations, and the Mexican Great Migration in Early Cold War Chicago”
Mike Amezcua, Northwestern University
“Latino Landscapes in Chicago: Transnational History, Architecture, and the Origins of a New Urban America”
Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, University of New Mexico
Commentator: Ralph Cintron, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Chicana/o Studies and the Whiteness Problem or Towards a Mapping of Whiteness on the Border”
Lee Bebout, Arizona State University
“Working Conditions: Latino doctors, Medical Authority, and Civil Rights in Texas, 1900-1963”
John McKiernan-Gonzalez, University of Texas at Austin
Commentator: Benjamin Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
“Black, White, and Tan: The Expulsion of Mexicans from SNCC and the Formation of a Black Third World Left”
Cecilia Marquez, University of Virginia
“Puerto Rican Nationalism, the Communist Party, and the U.S. Government during the Cold War: The Challenges of ‘Domestic’ Decolonization”
Margaret Power, Illinois Institute of Technology
Commentator: Shana Bernstein,...
“Cucapá Families, Intermarriages, and Migration in the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands”
Verónica Castillo-Muñoz, University Of California, Santa Barbara