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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.

Seminar sessions are held on Fridays from 3 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/a 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 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; Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois at Chicago; and John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University, are the coordinators for the 2016-17 seminar. To attend, please read our Registration Information. For a complete schedule of this year’s seminars, view the flyer in PDF form.

The Borderlands and Latino/a Studies 2016-2017 Call for Proposals is now closed. Proposals for 2017-2018 will be open in February 2017. To submit a proposal, please visit our webform and upload a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief CV. Applications will not be accepted via email or in hard copy.

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2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

Seminar Schedule 2016-2017

Friday, September 23, 2016
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
“Not a Negro”: The Problem of Ethnicity in the 1940s South” Cecilia Márquez and Race, Immigration and Civil Rights: The Role of Interracial Coalitions in Shaping Immigration Policy in the New South Jennifer A. Jones, University of Notre Dame and Hana E. Brown, Wake Forest University ​
Friday, November 4, 2016
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
A Proposed Intercultural and (Neo)Colonial Coalition: Justo Sierra O’Reilly’s Yucatan BorderlandsCara A. Kinnally and “All the Work that Was Seen in California Was the Work of Indians”: Mexican Liberal Thought Among the Californios; 1848-1861 Citlali L. Sosa-Riddell
Friday, January 20, 2017
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Coyotaje, Corruption, and Border Enforcement in “Ambos Nogales” in the 1930s Laura D. Gutiérrez and Birth of a Continent: Louis Riel, Juan Cortina, and the Closing of North American Borderlands Benjamin Johnson
Friday, February 24, 2017
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Brown and Down in Hyde Park: Wilfred Santiago’s In My Darkest Hour William Orchard and Chicanos After the Chicano Movement Elda María Román
Friday, March 31, 2017
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
“No Right to Belong”: Mexican Immigrants, Catholic Social Services, and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 Maggie Elmore
Friday, May 12, 2017
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Cowboys at the Crossroads: Ethnic Mexican Charros and the Making of Postwar San Antonio, 1946-1970 Laura Barraclough The Beauty of Respect: Mexican American Civil Rights Organizations and Their Beauty Pageants, 1950 to the Present Lori A. Flores