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The Newberry Seminar in Borderlands and Latino/a Studies

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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.

The Borderlands and Latino/a Studies 2016-2017 Call for Proposals is now open. Proposals will be accepted from March 1 to May 1, 2016. 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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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
Friday, January 15, 2016
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Narcotics, Family Networks, and State Imposition of Stigma: Policing the Mexican Community in Texas Through Kinship, 1951-1959 ToniAnn D. Treviño University of Michigan, Ann Arbor The Militarizations of the United States-Mexico Border.” C.J. Alvarez,University of Texas at Austin
Friday, February 26, 2016
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Red, White, and Blue and Mexican: Mexican-Americans in Mid-Century Chicago Deborah Kanter, Albion College The Good Neighbor Comes Home: The Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs and the “Spanish-Speaking Minority” Problem in the US Southwest during World War II Natalie Mendoza, University of California at Berkeley
Friday, April 15, 2016
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
The Division Street Riots of 1966: Rage and Euphoria in Puerto Rican Chicago Michael Staudenmaier, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign The Nature of Victories: the United Farm Workers’ 1969 Coachella Campaign and its Promise of a New America Christian Paiz, University of Southern California
Friday, May 20, 2016
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
The Remittance Landscape: Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA Sarah Lynn Lopez