Library EventImagining Latinidades in Global and National Perspective

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

09/20/2019 9:00am 09/20/2019 5:00pm Imagining Latinidades in Global and National Perspective In this opening conference for the Sawyer Seminar, we will invite up to six nationally recognized scholars of Latina/o/x studies to help frame the larger scope of our conversation. The first set of speakers will address the global scale of Latinidades, paying particular attention to the historical, philosophical, cultural, and mediated flows of Latinitades across national boundaries and within the world-system. Nelson Maldonado-Torres is Associate Professor in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and in the Comparative Literature Program at Rutgers University. His work examines the bases of modernity/coloniality and the means for engaging in a decolonial turn. Arlene Dávila is Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University. Her research spans urban ethnography, the political economy of culture and media, consumption, immigration, and geographies of inequality and race. Claudia Milian is Associate Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University. She works in comparative and interdisciplinary studies and forges intersections among the vast intellectual traditions of Latina/o Studies, Latin American Studies, African American Studies, southern studies, and hemispheric American Studies. The second set of speakers focuses on the United States. Valerie Martinez-Ebers is Director of Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas and is arguably the top expert on Latina/o/x politics in the United States. Cristina Beltrán is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University and works at the intersection of Latino politics and political theory. She is particularly attentive to the dangers of crafting a homogeneous construction of “Latino” in the U.S. Gina Pérez is Professor of Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College. Her work engages the intersections of Latina/o youth, military service, and American national identity; she is currently studying “sanctuary” cities. This event is cponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Iowa City Public Library. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

In this opening conference for the Sawyer Seminar, we will invite up to six nationally recognized scholars of Latina/o/x studies to help frame the larger scope of our conversation.

The first set of speakers will address the global scale of Latinidades, paying particular attention to the historical, philosophical, cultural, and mediated flows of Latinitades across national boundaries and within the world-system.

Nelson Maldonado-Torres is Associate Professor in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and in the Comparative Literature Program at Rutgers University. His work examines the bases of modernity/coloniality and the means for engaging in a decolonial turn.

Arlene Dávila is Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University. Her research spans urban ethnography, the political economy of culture and media, consumption, immigration, and geographies of inequality and race.

Claudia Milian is Associate Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University. She works in comparative and interdisciplinary studies and forges intersections among the vast intellectual traditions of Latina/o Studies, Latin American Studies, African American Studies, southern studies, and hemispheric American Studies.

The second set of speakers focuses on the United States.

Valerie Martinez-Ebers is Director of Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas and is arguably the top expert on Latina/o/x politics in the United States.

Cristina Beltrán is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University and works at the intersection of Latino politics and political theory. She is particularly attentive to the dangers of crafting a homogeneous construction of “Latino” in the U.S.

Gina Pérez is Professor of Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College. Her work engages the intersections of Latina/o youth, military service, and American national identity; she is currently studying “sanctuary” cities.

This event is cponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Iowa City Public Library.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Cosponsor Name: Erin Hackathorn

Cosponsor Phone: 319-335-4034

Cosponsor Email: erin-hackathorn@uiowa.edu