2012 Lozano Long Conference - Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape: New Configurations of Latina/o America
Fri, February 24, 2012 • 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM • Various Rooms, Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies, Sid Richardson Hall Unit 1, The University of Texas at Austin
The 2012 Lozano Long Conference will take place on February 22–25, 2012 on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Conference participants will initiate a dialogue about the locations and experiences framing the practices of the wide spectrum of Latino/a communities. Focusing on U.S. Central American populations whose role has been critical in the reconfiguration of Latino/a Studies in the first decade of the twenty-first century, this scholarly conversation and cultural interchange is of paramount importance, considering the continuous growth, visibility, and significance of Central Americans in the U.S. and Latino/a landscape. The purpose of this conference is to suggest that Latina/o America needs to be understood as a geographically displaced phenomenon with complex connections of commodities, people, and cultural production.
Visit the conference web site for a copy of the schedule and biographies of the invited speakers.