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LatinX Studies, Europe, and The Global South

LatinX Studies, Europe, and The Global South
Friday, April 07, 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Taking the Global South as a cardinal direction, conceptual geography, and epistemological framework, this gathering explores the new global whereabouts, multiple genealogies of thought, and flows of LatinX Studies. Who--and where--are the new assemblages and interlocutors of a fugacious and widening LatinX Studies?

As we crisscross U.S. borders and boundaries, sound off ideas, and map LatinX Studies' dispersals, imaginings, and transitions, our theoretically-oriented contributions will form a meaningful parallel with LatinX interlocutors across the Atlantic. We will consider the United States and Spain as entangled empires, with long-lasting histories that have engendered LatinXness and LatinX cultures and identities.

By thinking through interdependent configurations of LatinX Studies and its dislocations in a fun and supportive environment, our forum will concentrate on the circulations, interactions, and connections of contemporary LatinX identifications. The one-day event strives to forge relevant and promising propositions for the demands of twenty-first century global LatinX Studies.


​María DeGuzmán is Eugene H. Falk Distinguished Professor of English & Comparative Literature and Founding Director of the UNC Latina/o Studies Program at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Ben V. Olguín is the Robert and Lisa Erickson Presidential Chair in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara​​.

Raquel Vega-Durán, is Faculty Chair of Ethnicity, Migration, Rights; and Senior Lecturer in Peninsular and Transatlantic Film and Literature at Harvard University.

Dagmary Olívar Graterol is a Venezuelan cultural researcher tracking Caribbean and Latin American migrations in Spain. She holds a Ph.D. from Carlos III University of Madrid. She is a founding member of the YoSoyElOtro Cultural Association and its current president, and editor of El Otrx: arte, cultura y migración en la ciudad de Madrid (La Parcera Edita, 2022) among other publications​.

Gad Yola is a Peruvian singer, activist​,​ and drag artist living in Spain.​