Latina/o/x Migration (Sawyer Seminar Symposium)

Friday, October 25, 2019 (All day)
Event Location: 
136 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240

In this one-day symposium -- part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” -- three invited speakers will explore questions related to migration and national belonging. Each speaker will deliver a plenary address, which will be followed by Q&A.

Speakers include the following: Karma Chávez is Associate Professor and Chair of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a rhetorical critic who utilizes textual and field-based methods, primarily informed by queer of color theory and women of color feminism, to examine the intersections of queer activism and migration. Fidencio Martinez Perez is Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Missouri. His current work examines the debate over borders, edges, and the people who must traverse through them. Rebecca Schreiber is Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on issues of migration between the United States and Mexico and considers relations to place, identity, and dislocation through forms of visual culture. This event will be held at MERGE in downtown Iowa City (136 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240).

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