The Newberry Seminar in Borderlands and Latino Studies

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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.

To apply to present during the 2014-2015 academic year, see our Call for Proposals.

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.

Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University; Benjamin Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Jason Ruiz, University of Notre Dame are the coordinators for the 2013-14 seminar.

To attend, please read our Registration Information. View flyer for the complete schedule in PDF form.

To see a listing of past seminars, please select a year below:

2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

Seminar Schedule

Friday, September 27, 2013
Borderlands and Latino Studies Seminar
Michael Calderon-Zaks, Independent Scholar; Jessica Kim, California State University; Andrew Offenburger, Yale University

“Linking Race and Empire: Railroad Construction as ‘Peaceful Conquest’ in the Borderlands Region”
Michael Calderon-Zaks, Independent Scholar

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Borderlands and Latino Studies Seminar
Borderlands and Latino Studies Fall Mini-Conference

Panel 1: Quentin Story McAndrew, University of Colorado, Boulder; Alberto Varon, Indiana University; and Daniel Webb, University of Chicago
Panel 2: Javier Ramirez, Indiana University and Sonia Robles, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Panel 3: Norma Cardenas, Oregon State University; Rachel Valentina González, Indiana University; and Katherine Massoth, University of Iowa...

Friday, December 6, 2013
Borderlands and Latino Studies Seminar
Eddy Alvarez, University of California, Santa Barbara; Gustavo Licon, Ithaca College; Lindsey Passenger Wieck, University of Notre Dame

“Space, Identity and Memory in Queer Chicana/o, Latina/o Los Angeles: Finding Sequins in the Rubble”
“ ‘You’re Killing Us!’ Sexuality, Identity, and Ideology in California M.E.Ch.A.”
“El Tecolote vs. The Big Mac: The Mission District Does Not Want Fries With That”

Friday, February 7, 2014
Borderlands and Latino Studies Seminar
María E. Balandrán-Castillo, University of Chicago; Lisa Pinley Covert, College of Charleston; Maria Duarte, University of Texas at San Antonio

“Conflicting Notions of Settlement: Plyler v. Doe and Mexico’s Encuesta Nacional de Emigración, 1977-1982”
María E. Balandrán-Castillo, University of Chicago

“Containing Threats to the Nation in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico”
Lisa Pinley Covert, College of Charleston

Friday, March 7, 2014
Borderlands and Latino Studies Seminar
Carla Della Gatta, Northwestern University and Karl Swinehart, University of Chicago

“Accents, Bilingualism, and Concept-Staging: The ABCs of Performing Latinidad Through Shakespeare”
Carla Della Gatta, Northwestern University
“Counterconquest, Blackness, and Andean Hip-Hop as New World Baroque”
Karl Swinehart, University of Chicago

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Borderlands and Latino Studies Seminar
Borderlands and Latino Studies Spring Mini-Conference

Panel 1: Andrae Marak, Governors State University and Tatiana Seijas, Miami University
Panel 2: Rachel Ida Buff, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Israel Pastrana, UC San Diego; and David Romo, University of Texas at El Paso
Panel 3: Matthew Furlong, University of Chicago and Monica Munoz Martinez, University of Texas at Austin