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Latina/Latino Studies Colloquium Series

The colloquium series brings speakers from universities across the United States to lecture on their latest research dealing with Latina/o issues. It is designed to promote intellectual engagement and foster community among faculty and students interested in Latina/o Studies at Illinois.

October 12, 2016 Jose A. de la Garza Valenzuela, High-Risk Citizenship: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Criminal Exposure, and Queer Belonging in Michael Nava's The Death of Friends

September 21, 2016 Sarah Margarita Quesada, Testing the Limits: Approaches to Reading West African Heritage Tourism in Latina Fiction

November 4, 2015 Natalie Lira, Allies, Resisters, and Runaways: Locating Agency and Defiance in Mexican-Origin Patient's Reactions to Eugenic Sterilization in California, 1920-1950

October 7, 2015 David Luis Glisch-Sanchez, Racial Utterances: Microaggressions, Algorithms of Pain, and Queer Latin@s

September 30, 2015 Marla Ramirez, Transgenerational Illegality: The Mexican Repatriation Program & Banishment of U.S. Citizens

November 12, 2014 David Luis Glisch-Sanchez, Algorithms of Pain: Towards an Understanding of TLGBQ Latin@ Narratives of Harm

November 5, 2014 Ana Soltero Lopez, Examining the Role of “Illegality” on the Socialization Practices and Identity Sense-Making among Undocumented Latina/o Students

October 1, 2014 Claudia Sandoval, Conjuring Immigrant Racial Threat: Using Citizenship Status to Shape Black-Latino Relations in US Politics

March 5, 2014 Jesus Ramirez-Valles, Tal Como Somos (Just as we are): Film Screening and Discussion

February 12, 2014 Lorena Garcia,Playin’ it Safe: Reframing the Sexual Lives of Latina Youth

November 13, 2013 Karen Jaime, Queer Poetry in Loisaida: Nuyorican History, Miguelito Piñero, and an Emerging Aesthetic