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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 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.


Seminar sessions are held on Fridays from 3 to 5 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.


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. Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Adam Goodman, University of Illinois at Chicago, and; Gema Santamaría, Loyola University Chicago, are the coordinators for the 2019-2020 seminar. To attend, please read our Registration Information.


The Call for Proposals for the 2019-2020 Academic Year is now CLOSED.


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Seminar Schedule 2019-2020

Friday, November 15, 2019
Puerto Rican Nationalists, Communists, and the Harlem Ashram: Anti-colonialism in New York City in the 1940s, Margaret Power
Friday, January 24, 2020
A Birth of Militarization at the U.S.-Mexico Divide: Race and the U.S. Military in the Making of the 19th Century Borderlands, Kris Klein Hernández
Friday, March 13, 2020
Borderlands Digital Humanities Projects: Towards a Geospatiacial and Transfronteriza Consciousness, Sylvia Fernández
Friday, April 17, 2020
Crisis and the Growing Importance of Women in the Partido Liberal Mexicano, 1915-1922, Nathan Ellstrand