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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; Critical Indigenous Studies; and other related topics.


Seminar sessions are held on select Fridays. In 2022-2023, some meetings will take place online via zoom, while others may meet in-person at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL.


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.


The seminar’s co-coordinators are María Eugenia López-García, University of Illinois at Chicago, Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Emiliano Aguilar, University of Notre Dame.


The Call for Proposals for the 2022-2023 Borderlands Latino/a Studies Seminar is now open. Please click here to apply with a one-page proposal and brief CV.


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Seminar Schedule 2021- 2022

Friday, October 8, 2021
EVENT IS FULL
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
EVENT IS FULL
Meatpacking, Mexican Immigration, and the Transformation of a Midwest City, Carolina Ortega, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Friday, March 11, 2022
This event has been canceled
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