Latina/o/x Citizenship and National Belonging (Sawyer Seminar Symposium)

Nov 8, 2019

All Day

Iowa City Public Library

123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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For this one-day symposium -- part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” -- three speakers will address the ways Latina/o/x communities are integrated into and respond to dominant U.S. political and cultural social practices. Speakers will provide a strong historical foundation, attend to political processes, and draw out some of the less formal ways in which citizenship is imagined and practiced in Latina/o/x contexts. Each speaker will deliver a plenary address, which will be followed by Q&A.

Speakers include the following: Jillian Báez is Associate Professor in the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York. She specializes in Latina/o media, audience studies, transnational feminisms, media literacy, and citizenship. Julie A. Minich is Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her scholarship operates at the intersection of race, gender, (dis)ability, and health; she is currently working on a project that explores how Latina/o cultural production depicts public conflict around legislation governing health care and disability accommodations. Suzanne Oboler is Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College of the City University of New York and served as Founding Editor of the academic journal, Latino Studies (2002-2012). Her research considers questions of citizenship in various Latina/o/x contexts.

This event will be held at the Iowa City Public Library. See our Sawyer Seminar website at http://imagininglatinidades.com for more information (including a more precise schedule) and to sign-up for our newsletter.

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