Latina/o/x Studies Today — An Obermann Conversation

Jul 20, 2018

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

136 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240

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Theorists Vargas, Mirabal, and La Fountain-Stokes (2017) describe Latina/o/x Studies as “an amalgamation of multiple disciplines, theories, and methods” that “has generated an expansive, innovative, and ever-evolving framework to understand the experiences of persons of Latin American and Caribbean descent in the United States as well as broader sociohistorical, political, and cultural processes.” The speakers below, all of whom are in town participating in the weeklong Iowa Workshop in Latina/o/x Studies, will offer opening statements on issues of significance to Latina/o/x Studies and Latina/o/x communities; an extended conversation and Q&A will follow. 


  • Dr. Roberto Avant-Mier, Associate Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso
  • Dr. Bernadette Marie Calafell, Professor at the University of Denver
  • Dr. Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Professor at California State University
  • Dr. Darrel Wanzer-Serrano, Associate Professor at the University of Iowa

Free and open to all.

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