Roundtable Discussion with Lilia Fernández, Sujey Vega, and Theresa Delgadillo
Darrel Wanzer-Serrano sits down in front of a live audience with three esteemed Latina/o/x Studies scholars — Lilia Fernández, Sujey Vega, and Theresa Delgadillo — to talk about how they came to the field, what it offers a host of audiences, and what Latina/o/x students at PWIs should keep in mind as they move through college.
At the conclusion of the Imagining Latinidades “Imagining the Latina/o/x Midwest” Symposium in Iowa City, Iowa, co-host and co-director of the Sawyer Seminar, Darrel Wanzer-Serrano sits down with the three invited lecturers to discuss their paths in the field. Questions included:
- What’s your Latina/o/x Studies origin story?
- What does Latina/o/x Studies offer your scholarship that disciplinary perspectives/methods might not?
- What’s the value of Latina/o/x Studies to students and higher ed institutions?
- What’s the value of Latina/o/x Studies to communities outside of academia?
- What’s your message to a Latina/o/x listener at a PWI?
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★ Thanks to our sponsors ★
- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s generous support through its Sawyer Seminar program allowed “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” to launch at the University of Iowa. This podcast was born from the Sawyer Seminar and we hope it will continue on afterward.
- The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, at Iowa, was the birthplace of our Seminar theme, which gave rise to this podcast.
- The full description and list of speakers (and, eventually, links to video recordings of their talks) for the Imagining the Latina/o/x Midwest Symposium that took place January 31, 2020, can be found at: Imagining the Latina/o/x Midwest – Imagining Latinidades
- Bios for all of the presenters can be found on our website at: Presenters – Imagining Latinidades
- For the project mentioned by Dr. Fernández, see: The Latino New Jersey History Project
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