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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.


For 2020-2021, sessions will meet remotely via Zoom. All participants must register.


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 closed. Please check back for more information in March 2021.


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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.


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Seminar Schedule 2020-2021

Friday, September 11, 2020
Crisis and the Growing Importance of Women in the Partido Liberal Mexicano, 1915-1922, Nathan Ellstrand
Friday, October 9, 2020
“ ‘A Loaded Gun Pointed at Our Heads’: Immigration and the Chicano Mobilization Against the Carter Curtain,” Eladio Bobadilla
Friday, October 23, 2020
Borderlands Digital Humanities Projects: Towards a Geospatiacial and Transfronteriza Consciousness, Sylvia Fernández
Friday, November 6, 2020
“The ‘Invisible Hispanic Community’ and the Politics of Counting Undocumented Immigrants in the 1980 Census,” Benjamin Francis-Fallon
Friday, January 15, 2021
“Radical Lines and Utopias: The Partido Liberal Mexicano’s Revolutionary Art at the U.S.-Mexico Border,” Rosalía Romero
Friday, February 12, 2021
Naturalizing Under Threat? Becoming a Citizen in the Age of Immigration Enforcement, Lauren Duquette-Rury
Friday, March 12, 2021
“’To Uplift the Spirit of the People’: Cultural Activism, Rehabilitation, and Reclaiming El Paso’s Mexican Neighborhoods,” Sandra Enríquez
Friday, April 2, 2021
“A History that Fell through the Cracks: Marcoantonio Diaz-Infante and the Rise of Mexican American Political Consciousness, 1954-1962,” Emiliano Aguilar
Friday, May 7, 2021
“Balance the Nations: Latina/o/x, Black, and Native Solidarity Movements,” Jessica Lopez Lyman