IHS Workshop: "Ladies and Conquistadores: Gender, History, and Identity in the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), 1930-1960" by Serena L. Sprungl, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Yale University
Mon, October 31, 2011 • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM • GAR 4.100
Please note that this workshop is rescheduled from the original date (Oct. 10) to the new date of Oct. 31.
Serena L. Sprungl, Ph.D. Candidate in History at Yale University, and IHS Visiting Research Associate, will present a workshop entitled "Ladies and Conquistadores: Gender, History, and Identity in the League of United Latin American Citizens during the Mid-Twentieth Century."
Serena is in her sixth year of study at Yale, and her dissertation is titled, "Pan-American Politics and Mexican American Lives: Women, Children, and Family as the Building Blocks of a Better Texas, 1930s – 1950s." Her dissertation examines Pan Americanism in Texas during the 1930s. The project surveys civil rights, community, religious, and labor organizations that simultaneously harnessed and shaped discourses of hemispheric friendship to advance their causes and build group consciousness. Constructions of gender were central to these projects as the right kinds of manhood and womanhood were considered central to fostering Pan American sensibilities.
More information about Serena L. Sprungl and about the New Work in Progress Series.