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The Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture is organizing a forum series for the 2016-2017 academic year. For more information, please visit the Latina/o Studies website.
The first forum, “Pulse and Queer Latinidad,” is dedicated to the June 12, 2016 shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The participants will discuss the importance of spaces such as Pulse for young queer Latinas/os, the mainstream media’s coverage of the shooting, the impact such a tragedy had on the LGBTQ and Latina/o communities, the ways in which many young Latinas/os used on-line forums to create a support network, and the ongoing systemic violence against queer Latinas/os. The forum participants are Dr. Ramón Rivera-Servera, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University; Dr. Larry La Fountain-Stokes, Associate Professor, Departments of American Culture, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Women’s Studies; Vicky Koski-Karell, doctoral student, Medical School and Department of Anthropology; and Patrick Mullen-Coyoy, BA student, Honors Latina/o Studies, Spanish, and History. Dr. María Cotera, Associate Professor, Departments of American Culture and Women’s Studies, will moderate.
Graduate student workshop.
The Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture is organizing a forum series for the 2016-2017 academic year. For more information, visit the Latina/o Studies website.
The second forum, “Latinas/os and the 2016 Election,” just five days before the 2016 presidential election, will address the political mobilization of Latinas/os in response to Donald Trump’s campaign, the community’s engagement with policy debates regarding immigration, and the response of a diverse Latina/o community (in terms of ethnicity, age, and gender) to the Republican and Democratic candidates and platforms. The participants are Dr. John García, Research Professor Emeritus, Institute for Social Research, ICPSR and Center for Political Studies; Dr. Mara Cecilia Ostfeld, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science; and Vanessa Cruz Nichols, doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science. Dr. Silvia Pedraza, Professor, Departments of American Culture and Sociology, will moderate.
Graduate student workshop. Details forthcoming.
Join us for an end-of-the-term write-in event! Work on final papers, grading, or any other task with other LSW grad students.