Spring 2019 LACUSL Speaker Series Announced

This academic year’s LACUSL Speaker Series honors Professor Howard Handelman’s (UWM professor 1970-2006) lifelong contributions to learning and promoting the study of Latin America and the Caribbean.

All talks to take place at the AGSL Golda Meir Library (3rd floor), UW-Milwaukee

Friday, January 25, 2019, 2:30pm
Dr. Laura Wagner (Duke University)
“Bringing Memory Home: The Digital Repatriation of the Archive of Radio Haiti-Inter” with a reading from Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go

Wednesday February 20, 2019, 3:20pm
Dr. Beatriz Botero (Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, UW-Madison)
“The Contemporary Latin American Novel: Psychoanalysis and Violence”

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 2:30pm
Dr. Anna María Escobar (Spanish and Portuguese, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
“Peruvian Colonial Spanish: Spanish and Indigenous Narrative Strategies”

Monday, April 1, 2019, 2:00pm
Lucrecia Zappi (Brazilian Author and Journalist)
“The Novels of Lucrecia Zappi: A Reading and Conversation”

The 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.

For more information, contact César Ferreira (cferr@uwm.edu) and Sarah Davies-Córdova (cordovas@uwm.edu).

Sponsored by the major in Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latin@ Studies