Celebrating 10 Years of Latino/a Studies at Duke University
To celebrate 10 years of Latino/a Studies at Duke, the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South is hosting a two-day conference on Thursday and Friday, 22-23 March 2018. The event will bring together scholars and cultural producers from around the country to represent the vitality and diversity of Latino/a cultural and intellectual life in the U.S. in the 21st century.
The keynote address will be delivered on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 PM in the Nasher Museum Auditorium by the prominent public intellectual and memoirist, Richard Rodriguez. (Mr. Rodriguez will be available after his talk to sign copies of his books, which will also be for sale at the venue.)
On Friday there will be readings by the award winning novelist, Valeria Luiselli (11:30 AM), and National Book Award winning poet, Daniel Borzutzky (4:30 PM), both in the Nelson Music Room on East Campus. (Both speakers will be available after their talks to sign copies of their books, which will be on sale at the venue.)
Other participants will include Lilia Fernández (Rutgers University), Eduardo Contreras (Hunter College), Richard T. Rodríguez (University of California, Riverside), Paul Ortíz (University of Florida, Gainesville), Joshua Guzmán (UCLA), Licia Fiol-Matta (NYU), Patricia Gherovici (University of Pennsylvania), and artist R. Galvan.
All the conference events are free and open to the public.