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Friday, May 10th, 2019

Past, Present, & Future of Latinx Studies at Northwestern & Beyond

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The Latina and Latino Studies Program at Northwestern University invites you to commemorate its 10-year anniversary on campus. We will celebrate with a half-day symposium to reflect on the program’s many accomplishments, assess where we are right now, and look ahead to future engagement with new forms of identity, community, and resistance. The symposium will feature three panels: 1) an alumni panel in which former students will discuss how Latinx Studies has shaped their lives during and after college; 2) the meaning and implications of the “x” in Latinx; and 3) a panel looking ahead to our next ten years and our plans for future growth. Our invited speakers are students, artists, and scholars who dialogue across disciplines and will help us explore why Latinx Studies has been and continues to be critical on and off college campuses.

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LLSP Major Funding Opportunity


The Latina and Latino Studies Program calls for applications from Latinx Studies Majors for funding (up to $500) to cover expenses related to research projects, such as a senior thesis or independent research about US Latinx communities.

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Why Study Latinx Studies?


Our curriculum engages in the productive tension between the common interests and differences affecting U.S Latina and Latinos. Students may expect to explore such commonalities/ differences in areas such as social movements, transnationalism, electoral politics, expressive cultures, race and comparative processes of racialization, immigration, queer theory, and gender and sexuality. Our classes are diverse in content, teaching methods, and student body.

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LLSP Professor, Alejandro E. Carrion named to the 2018-2019 Associated Student Government Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Alejandro Carrion. He just received an AGS faculty honor roll recognition for his dynamic teaching this past year. He was nominated for his work in Latina/o Studies 392: Decolonizing Education. Felicidades, Prof. Carrion!

LLSP Major, Isabella Soto to Present at VIII Biennial Dominican Studies Conference

Congratulations to our LLS major, Isabella Soto, for having her proposal accepted in the VIII Biennial Dominican Studies Conference to be held in the Bronx, NY, in November 2018. Isabella will be presenting her work in progress regarding the Dominican community in McAllen, Texas. Bravo, Isabella!

Latinx Scholars in the Making

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Evanston

The Latina and Latino Studies Program is proud to highlight the current independent research projects of our majors. Please join us for...

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