Adan Griego on “Imagining Latina/o Studies”
Jul22

Adan Griego on “Imagining Latina/o Studies”

There I was, humming the melody to Amor, amor by Andy Russell at a panel on Latin@ representation in mass media. Indeed, an innovative technique to engage the audience at an 8am presentation when some in attendance were still functioning in an earlier time zone 2 hours away. This was one of the more than 100 panels encompassing 277 presentations as part of the inaugural International Latina/o Studies Conference. It had been in the...

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G.O.P.’s Fine Line on Migration
Jul21

G.O.P.’s Fine Line on Migration

Photo Senator John Cornyn of Texas: “We have a political imperative as Republicans to deal with this.” Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times close shareTools WASHINGTON — In 1996, when a surge in illegal immigration collided with the overheated politics of a presidential election, Republicans demanded a strict crackdown. They passed a measure in the House that would have allowed states to bar children who were in the country illegally...

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Viva Tirado
Jul16

Viva Tirado

Can an African American bandleader’s Mexicanized composition be considered Chicano music? Gerald Wilson is an African American jazz big band trumpeter, soloist, arranger, conductor, and composer whose musical legacy is heavily influenced by Latin music and Mexican culture. Wilson wrote, arranged, recorded, and performed Latin-tinged tunes and bona fide Latin jazz originals, including a couple of clave-driven gems. In particular, he is...

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Expressive Culture
Jul14

Expressive Culture

Examining Latina/o expressive culture allows us to assess the role of popular culture in Latino life, and the impact of Latinos on the development of not only American society, but also U.S., borderlands, and transnational popular culture. By unpacking this keyword we can explore the relationship between cultural production, circulation, and reception; between the culture industries’ means of production and the community’s diverse...

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Latina/o Studies Conference
Jul14

Latina/o Studies Conference

REGISTER HERE Press Release UPDATES: The Preliminary Conference Program is now available. Please check it and if you are a panel organizer refer your panelists to the website and inform them of the day and time of your session(s). Please see the link for the agenda of the Association Launch and Business Meetings. Registration fees include membership in the Latino Studies Association. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Conference...

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