Imagining Latinidades Globally, Nationally, and Locally

Darrel and Ariana discuss the research of 6 speakers coming to campus for the Imagining Latinidades opening conference, September 19-21, 2019.
Rene is gone(again),so Darrel and Ariana go wild talking about all of the speakers for the upcoming Imagaining Latinidades opening conference. 
  • What does  "ImaginingLatinidades" mean?
  • Breaking down"imaginary"more
  • The idea of"scale"
  • "Global" perspective: Introducing the opening conference
  • Anna Sampaio
  • Borders in Iowa, Mississippi, etc., and the extension of policing in individual's hands
  • Valarie Martinez-Ebers
  • Gina Pérez
  • Claudia Milian
  • Natalia Molina
  • Arlene Dávila
  • Concluding info about the conference, livestreams, roundtable podcast bonus episodes, and more

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Show notes:

  • Charles Taylor’s book, Modern Social Imaginaries, can be found here:
  • Juan Flores’s piece on the “Latino Imaginary” is best represented in chapter 9 of From Bomba to Hip-Hop:
  • Sampaio, Anna. Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015.
  • Fraga, Luis Ricardo, John A. Garcia, Rodney E. Hero, Michael Jones-Correa, Valerie Martinez-Ebers, and Gary M. Segura.“The Growing Presence of Latinos in the United States,” In Latino Lives in America: Making it Home, 1–27. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010.
  • Pérez, Gina M. Citizen, Student, Soldier: Latina/o Youth, JROTC, and the American Dream. New York: New York University Press, 2015.
  • Pérez, Gina M., Frank Andre Guridy, and Adrian Burgos. “Introduction,” In Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America, edited by Gina M. Pérez, Frank Andre Guridy, and Adrian Burgos, 1–23. New York: New York University Press, 2010.
  • Milian, Claudia. Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2013.
  • ----------. “Latinx Studies: Variations and Velocities.” Cultural Dynamics31, no. 1-2(2019):3–15.
  • Molina, Natalia. How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2014.
  • ----------. “The Importance of Place and Place-Makers in the Life of a Los Angeles Community.” Southern California Quarterly 97, no. 1(2015):69–111.
  • Dávila, Arlene. “Race and the Illusion of Equity in U.S. Latinx Art.” U.S. Latinx Arts Futures Symposium (2016): 
  • Dávila’s full faculty bio (with links to all of her books):

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