2020-2021

Autumn Quarter Schedule 

All meetings will take place remotely, via Zoom, from 5 to 6.30 PM. Meeting ID: 939 7784 9395. A link will also be distributed via our mailing list, or upon request at wlac.uchicago@gmail.com

Oct. 1 – Joint reception with the Latin America History Workshop

Oct. 8 –  Anjanette M. Chan Tack, PhD Candidate, Sociology, UChicago: How ethnic gender ideologies shape immigrant racial incorporation: Indo-Caribbeans, ‘Wining’ Women, and Racialization at the Black/Asian Interface

Oct. 21 – Miguel Martínez, Associate Professor of Spanish Literature and the College, Romance Languages and Literatures, UChicago: Gender and Philology: Towards a New Edition of Catalina de Erauso’s Vida y sucesos de la Monja Alférez. Co-sponsored by the Early Modern and Mediterranean Worlds Workshop (1200-1800). (Please Note: This session takes place on a Wednesday, not a Thursday)

Nov. 5 – Steven Schwartz, PhD Candidate, Anthropology, UChicago: Bad Winds: Disrupting the Jepirachi Wind Farm. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies Workshop.

Nov. 19 – Eduardo Leão, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, UChicago, Campos de gusanos y vacas suicidas: el agronegocio apocalíptico en narrativas contemporáneas de Brasil y Argentina

Dec. 3 – Grethel Domenech, PhD Candidate, Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), El intelectual y la revolución: semánticas de un rol en América Latina. (1959-1976). Co-sponsored by the Latin American History Workshop

 

Winter Quarter Schedule 

All meetings will take place remotely, via Zoom, from 5 to 6.30 PM. Meeting ID: 939 7784 9395. A link will also be distributed via our mailing list, or upon request at wlac.uchicago@gmail.com

Jan. 14 – Jessica Swanston Baker, Assistant Professor, Music, The Aesthetics of Speed: Music and the Modern in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Jan. 21 – R. Alexander (Sandy) Hunter, PhD Candidate, Anthropology, Making and Marking the Colonial Landscape: Rites of Possession and Property Creation in Sixteenth Century Ollantaytambo. Co-sponsored by the Latin American History Workshop.

Jan. 28 – Isabela Fraga, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Enslaved Men of Feeling: Juan Francisco Manzano (1797-1854) and Luiz Gonzaga Pinto da Gama (1830-1882).

Feb. 11 – Enrique Macari, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, The Mexican Wasteland: Aesthetic Education in José Vasconcelos’s “Ulises Criollo”. Co-sponsored by the Latin American History Workshop.

Feb. 25 – Alejandra Azuero, PhD Candidate, Anthropology, Insurgent Accounting: Anti-Corruption Politics in Colombia’s “Water Bond” Scandal. Co-sponsored by the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop.

Mar. 4 – Mauricio Tenorio, Samuel N. Harper Professor, History, TBD. Co-sponsored by the Latin American History Workshop.

Mar. 11 – Amy Leia McLachlan, Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, Specters, Substitutes, and Surrogates: Materializing Impossible Kinships in Uiboto Urban Plantwork.

 

Spring Quarter Schedule 

All meetings will take place remotely, via Zoom, from 5 to 6.30 PM. Meeting ID: 939 7784 9395. A link will also be distributed via our mailing list, or upon request at wlac.uchicago@gmail.com

April 1 – Donnette Francis, Associate Professor, English, University of Miami. Oceanic Flesh, Porcelain Skin: Juana Valdes’s Black Hemispheric Imaginary.

April 15 – Victoria Saramago, Assistant Professor, Romance Languages and Literature, University of Chicago. Reimagining Hydropower: Ecofeminist and Transnational Perspectives on Belo Monte.

April 29 – MA Thesis Roundtable

May 13 – Rebeca Villalobos, Professor, Filosofía y Letras, UNAM. Benito Juárez y el mito del héroe en el imaginario político mexicano. Co-sponsored by the Latin American History Workshop (4:30-6:00pm).

May 27 – Nicolás Torres-Echeverry, PhD Candidate, Sociology. University of Chicago. Social Media, Meet Clientelism.