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; Benjamin Johnson, Loyola University Chicago; and John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University, are the coordinators for the 2015-16 seminar. To attend, please read our Registration Information. For a complete schedule of this year’s seminars, view the flyer in PDF form.

Each year, the seminar accepts proposals for papers from March until May 1. Proposal instructions for 2016-2017 will be posted March 1, 2016.

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Seminar Schedule 2015-2016

Friday, September 18, 2015
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
“A Spectacle of Bullfights and Contracted Laborers: The Mexican Village at the Atlanta Exposition” Filiberto Chávez, University of Chicago “The Paso Libre Initiative: Resolving the International Bridge Closure Crisis at Laredo, Texas/Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas (1954-1957)” Elaine Pena, George Washington University
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Borderland and Latino/a Studies Teaching Symposium
Friday, December 4, 2015
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
The Promises and Perils of Play-off Diplomacy: Lipan Apaches and the Borderlands of the Río Bravo/Grande James Nichols, Queensborough Community College, CUNY Taking Borders Littorally: Maritime Mobility and the Identification of Difference in Nineteenth-Century Cuba.” David Sartorius, University of Maryland