Conference: "The 2012 Lozano Long Conference — Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape: New Configurations of Latina/o America"
Fri, February 24, 2012 • The University of Texas at Austin
On February 22–25, 2012, 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.
Actor and activist Eva Longoria will serve as the Lozano Long Keynote Speaker.
For more information, visit The 2012 Lozano Long Conference.