The Newberry Seminar in Borderlands and Latino/a Studies

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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 and Benjamin Johnson, Loyola University Chicago are the coordinators for the 2014-15 seminar. To attend, please read our Registration Information. For a complete schedule of this year’s seminars, view the flyer in PDF form. The Spring Saturday Conference schedule flyer is also available.

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Seminar Schedule 2014-2015

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Ana Castillo in Conversation with Jason Ruiz : A Meet the Author Event

In celebration of the publication of the twentieth anniversary edition of Ana Castillo’s Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma, the author will discuss these ground-breaking essays with Jason Ruiz, who researches and teaches about American culture at the University of Notre Dame.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University; Bill Johnson González, DePaul University

“Gráfico’s Concurso Literario and Latina/o Print Culture’s Forgotten Histories”
John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University
“Braceros and Noir: Controlling Mexican-American Identity in Literature and Film of the 1940s”
Bill Johnson González, DePaul University
Respondent: Ricky Rodriguez, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Friday, January 16, 2015
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar Book Group : Borderlands Saints: Secular Sanctity in Chicano/a and Mexican Culture, Desirée A. Martín

Borderlands Saints: Secular Sanctity in Chicano/a and Mexican Culture, by Desirée A. Martín
Respondents: Robert Orsi, Northwestern University; and Camilla Fojas, Depaul University

Friday, February 27, 2015
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Jennifer Garcia Peacock, University of Michigan; David Reid, Rutgers University

“Growing La Causa: The Representation of Grapes and Grape Workers in The March from Delano to Sacramento (1966)”
Jennifer Garcia Peacock, University of Michigan
“Defining the Delta: Salt, the State, and the Cold War in the Colorado River Borderlands”
David Reid, Rutgers University
Respondents: Benjamin Johnson, Loyola University Chicago; Diane Miliotes, The Art...

Friday, April 10, 2015
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Sergio González, University of Wisconsin; Felipe Hinojosa, Texas A&M University

“’Juntos En El Nombre De Dios’: Milwaukee’s Mexican Mission Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1924-1929”
Sergio González, University of Wisconsin
“House of Lords: Latino Radicals, Church Take-Overs, and the Fight for Urban Space, 1968-1972”
Felipe Hinojosa, Texas A&M University
Respondent: Kevin Schultz, University of Illinois at Chicago

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Saturday Conference

Juliana Barr, University of Florida
Jennifer Flores Stearnad, New York University
Maria Windell, University of Colorado, Boulder
Karl Jacoby, Columbia University