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Marshall scholar and award-winning poet Antonio López got out of the hood courtesy of an unlikely ally: Condoleezza Rice. read more about On the Poet's Civic Role: LSGS Alum Antonio López Featured on Ozy »

A virtual, interdisciplinary symposium sponsored by the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South was held on 7 October 2020. Participants delved into the ethnoracial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic public crisis. Natalia Molina, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California addressed the plight of Latinx workers during COVID-19 and what it exposes about the history of Latinx immigrants as disposable workers in the U.S.; Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Associate Professor of Nursing… read more about Watch LSGS'S Virtual Symposium on the Ethnoracial Disparities of the COVID-19 Pandemic Public Crisis »

Connected Diaspora: U.S. Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media, an exhibition featuring the work of U.S. Central American artists, was on display in the Fredric Jameson Gallery from 8 November 2019 to 5 March 2020. The exhibit was headlined by a new generation of artists who visually reflect on U.S. Central American lives and experiences in the era of social media—building a creative community that transcends state lines and borders. Curated by Veronica Melendez, read more about LSGS-Sponsored "Connected Diaspora: U.S. Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media" Exhibit »

Claudia Milian, current LSGS Director and Professor of Romance Studies, and Antonio Viego, Associate Professor of Literature, provided their takes in the August 2017 special issue of the journal Cultural Dynamics. The volume covers the topic of "Theorizing LatinX," looking into the cultural and political representations of the LatinX category and its widespread dissemination. The forum’s range of interlocutors–Russell Contreras, a journalist for… read more about Theorizing LatinX  »

Borders, Regimes, Disposability: A Symposium on Migration and State Violence This past summer, LSGS co-organized a workshop with the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University in the UK: Borders, Regimes, Disposability: A Symposium on Migration and State Violence. The gathering took place on 14–16 June 2017 at Durham University's Institute of Advance Study, and brought together scholars across disciplinary affiliations and different parts of the world to reflect on the currently unfolding ideological… read more about LSGS Co-Organizes "Borders, Regimes, Disposability" Symposium with Durham University  »

LSGS's Spring 2017 programming focused on ongoing public talks conceptualized as "Histories of the American Latino/a: Lectures, Archives,
 and the Public," which gave prominence to the diverse and complex histories of U.S. Latino and Latina communities. The two featured historians were Professors Geraldo L. Cadava and Lorrin Thomas. Professor Cadava is Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University and the author of Standing on Common Ground: The Making of a… read more about Public Talks: "Histories of the American Latino/a: Lectures, Archives, and the Public" »

Tune into our ever expanding YouTube channel, which features highlights from a number of distinguished speakers who have given public talks sponsored by the Program. Some of our more recent videos include Northwestern University Associate Professor Geraldo Cadava's talk at Duke, "On the Rise and Fall of the Conservative Hispanic Movement between the 1960s and the 1990s," and a poetry reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. Among our other videos are University of California, Berkeley Professor Raúl Coronado's… read more about In Case You Missed a Talk (Or Two): Stay in the Loop with the LSGS YouTube Channel »

The Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South at Duke University (LSGS) and the UNC Latina/o Studies Program (LSP) have joined analytical forces by starting a Latin@ Studies Workshop Series. The goal of this collaborative undertaking is straightforward: to explore and dynamically engage with the scholarship being produced by Latin@ Studies interlocutors at both Universities. What are you working on now, what are you working on next? What are you revising? What are we, as Latina/o Studies faculty, studying? Write us… read more about Duke LSGS & UNC LSP Form Latin@ Studies Workshop Series »