Unless otherwise noted, all events are held on alternating Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 PM throughout the quarter in Kelly 114.

Autumn 2018

October 4:  Joint reception with the Latin American History Workshop (LAHW)
October 18: Eilat Maoz (PhD Candidate in Anthropology): “Is the Jamaican Police Killing Black Men?”
November 1: Brandon Sward (PhD Student in Sociology): “How to make Site­-specific Art when Sites themselves Have Histories: Whittier Boulevard as Asco’s “El Camino Surreal”
Thursday, November 8, 4:00-6:00 PM, Wieboldt 207: A special presentation from Luce López-Baralt (Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of Puerto Rico), co-sponsored by WLAC, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures: “Borges o la mística del silencio: del Aleph al Zahir”
November 15: Deirdre Lyons (PhD Candidate in History): “’This Principle that the Slave Family is Indivisible:’ Amelioration and its Limits in the French Antilles, 1830-1848”
November 29: Laura Colaneri (PhD Student in Romance Languages and Literatures): “Gothic Spaces, Hidden Histories: The Haunted Houses of the Spanish and Uruguayan Post-Dictatorships and their Inhabitants”

Winter 2019

January 10: Dr. Danielle Roper (Assistant Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago): “Hemispheric Blackface: An Introduction”
January 24: Erin McFee (PhD Candidate in Comparative Human Development): “Passion, Provocation, and Friendly Fire: The Affective Experience of Policy-making in the Time of neither War nor Peace in Colombia”
February 7: Amy Leia McLachlan (PhD Candidate in Anthropology): “Like a copy”: Substantiating the Uitoto Kinbody in a World Undone
February 21: Dr. Juliana Martinez (Assistant Professor of World Languages and Literatures at American University): “Deferred Burials and Suspended Mourning in the Work of Erika Diettes”
Wednesday, February 27, 5:30-7:00 PM, Foster 103Pedro Doreste (PhD Student in Cinema and Media Studies) and Dalina Perdomo (Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts at Museum of Contemporary Photography): “Romance in Absentia: A Cultural History of Puerto Rican Cinema Found and Lost.” Joint session with the Mass Culture Workshop.

Spring 2019

April 4, 4:30-6:30 PM, MAPSS Lounge (5730 South Woodlawn): MA Session. Current and former MA students will present their in-progress or completed theses in a roundtable format. No pre-circulated paper.
-Francesco Bianco, current MAPSS Student, “The Virgin of Guadalupe Believes the Inerrancy of the Bible: Christianity and Cultural Identity among Latino Chicagoans”
-Michael McGalliard, former MAPSS Student, “From Hemispheric to Global Diplomacy: US and Latin American Multilateralism at the 1907 Hague Peace Conference”
-Noah B. Briggs, former MAPSS Student, “The Wail of the Oppressed”: Vengeance and Violence in the Haitian Revolution”
-Ricardo Jasso, former MAPSS Student, “Balance and Rule: The American Strategy of Control over the Cuban Independence (1897-1900)”
Tuesday, April 16: Juan Diego Mariategui (PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures): “Towards a Future Isle: Insularismo and the Voyage Home”
Tuesday, April 23, Logan 801: Honey Crawford (Harper-Schmidt Fellow): “The Course of Feitiço in the Turning Wind.” Joint session with the Theater and Performance Studies Workshop. 
May 2: Eduardo Leão (PhD Student in Romance Languages and Literatures): “Pai Francisco and Mãe Catirina: The Role of Afro-Amazonian Culture in the Parintins Folklore Festival”
May 16: Jessica Villaseñor (PhD Candidate in Sociology): “Rights Brokers: Youth development organizations in 21st Century Mexico City”
May 30: Anjanette Chan Tack (PhD Candidate in Sociology): “‘Nasty men and Ghetto Girls’: Blackness, Indianness, and Sexual Visibility Politics in the Caribbean Indian Party Scene”