Roundtable Discussion with Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Arlene Dávila, and Gina Pérez

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano sits down in front of a live audience with three esteemed Latina/o/x Studies scholars — Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Arlene Dávila, and Gina Pérez — 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 first full day of the Imagining Latinidades opening conference in Iowa City, Iowa, co-host and co-director of the Sawyer Seminar, Darrel Wanzer-Serrano sits down with three of the invited lecturers to discuss their paths in the field. This was recorded in front of a live audience! 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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  • Our cover art, a photo of an installation titled “El Hielo / I.C.E,” is provided courtesy of the artist, Fidencio Fifield-Perez.
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