“Negotiating Latinidad: Intralatina/o Lives in Chicago”
Professor Frances R. Aparicio, AMUW Chair in Humanistic Studies, Marquette University; Professor Emerita, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Northwestern University
& Lulu Sanchez, LAUCSL and English Major, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12:00-2:00pm, AGSL, Golda Meir Library (3rd Floor)
This presentation examines the ways in which Intralatina/os, who embody two or more Latin American ethnicities, negotiate between their different national communities within their family lives and growing up in Chicago. Focusing on the intimacies of nuclear families, personal traumas, exclusions through race and language, and analyzing practices of passing,t eh book argues for the ways in which Intralatinx struggle to belong within highly=-segmented social spaces within Latino USA. Frances R. Aparicio will also be in conversation with Lulu Sanchez, who is both Mexican and Guatemalan, about the challenges of Intralatina/o subjects as they struggle to belong to multiple national communities within Latino USA.
About our Speaker SeriesThe LACUSL Speaker Series brings together scholars, professionals, and students working in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies to discuss research, teaching, culture, current events, and other topics of interest to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Speaker Series is interdisciplinary, and draws on the expertise of faculty and graduate students in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the professional schools. All events are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latin@ Studies Major
& the AGSL