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

Autumn 2019

October 3:  Joint reception with the Latin American History Workshop (LAHW)
October 17: Francesco Bianco, MAPSS graduate, “The Virgin of Guadalupe believes the Inerrancy of the Bible: Catholic Religious Cultural Retainment among Evangelical Latino Chicagoans”
October 31: Juan Diego Mariategui, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, “Tracing Faded Borders: The Territoriality of Spanish Exile Writing in the Caribbean, 1940-1954”
November 14: Deirdre T. Lyons, PhD Candidate, History, “’To give immigrants the habits of order and the taste of family:’ Indentured Immigration in the Post-Slavery French Antilles”
December 5, 12:30-1:50pm, Foster 103 (please note different time and location)Miguel Valerio, Assistant Professor of Spanish: “Washington University in St. Louis, Visualizing Afro-Creole Performance and Dance in Colonial Latin America.” Co-sponsored by the Working Group on Slavery and Visual Culture.
December 6, 12:00-1:30pm, SSRB Tea Room (please note different time and location)Jessica Rutherford, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Modern Languages, Central Connecticut State University: “Appropriating Indigenous Medical Knowledge in Sixteenth-century Brazil: Fernão Cardim’s Tratados da Terra e Gente do Brasil.” Co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies Workshop.

Winter 2020

January 9: Jorge Lefevre Tavárez, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures: “El momento indianista en Puerto Rico: ‘La palma del cacique’ de Alejandro Tapia y Rivera y ‘Los dos indios’ de Ramón Emeterio Betances”
January 23: Amy Leia McLachlan, PhD Candidate, Anthropology: “A Change in the Air”
February 6: CANCELLED. John Thomas III, PhD Candidate, Political Science: “The Politics of Black Inclusion in Peru and Ecuador”
February 20: Erin McFee, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Anthropology, “Masculinity and Sonhood among Former Non-State Armed Group (NSAG)  Members in Mexico and Colombia”
March 5:  Emily Maguire, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Northwestern University: “In the Time of the Zombie: Remaking a Caribbean Icon”

Spring 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Spring schedule has been canceled. We will look into postponing presentations originally scheduled for the Spring quarter for Fall 2020.

April 2: Ali Kulez, Harper-Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor, “Exotic Fruits, Familiar Hunger: Antonio José Ponte’s Las comidas profundas
April 16: Persephone Braham, Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Delaware: Title TBD
April 30: Eduardo Leão, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures: “Entre ciborgs y Orichas: El nuevo sueño bolivariano”
Wednesday, May 6, 5-6:30pm, Location TBD: Steven Schwartz, PhD Candidate, Anthropology: “Bad Winds: Disrupting the Jepirachi Wind Farm”
May 28:  Alejandra Azuero, PhD Candidate, Anthropology: “Insurgent Accounting: Anti-Corruption Politics in Colombia’s “Water Bond” Scandal”