The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies had an outstanding presence at the Latina/o Studies Association Conference in Pasadena taking place from July 7th-9th, 2016. We are very proud to have had faculty, alumni, gradute students and undergraduates present their work and faculty serve on the Local Site Committee. Below are the names of our wonderful presenters along with the titles of their presentations.
Nayeli Maldonado (B.A 2012 ), "Cholo Goth and the Politics of Music, Gender, and Fandom"
Rudy Mondragon (MA 2016), "In The Game: Why Studying Latino/a Sporting Lives Matter"
Adanari Zarate (PhD exp. 2019), "'I’m sorry. You don’t look like you speak English': Racial Profiling, Linguistic Assumptions, and Latino Youth Agency"
Sebastian Ferrada (PhD exp. 2017), "Speaking in Queer Spanglish: Disrupting “Coming Out” Narratives among LGBTQ Latinxs"
Ester Trujillo (PhD exp. 2017), "Americanness and U.S. Salvadoran Ethnic Labelling Practices"
Jessica Lopez-Lyman (PhD 2016),"SotoRican Street Politics: Radical Love Rituals from Minnesota to the Island,"
Sara Hinojos (PhD 2016), "Dey say Im trynna act Black, RUU!: Urban 'Accents' and Aesthetics in Anjelah Johnson’s Comedy"
Marla Ramirez (PhD 2015), "Great Depression’s Mass Banishments: Experiences of Gendered Migrations & Transnational Motherhood"
Cristina Serna (PhD 2014), "Transborder Imaginaries of La Virgen de las Panochas"
Eddy Alvarez (PhD 2014), "Choreographing the Queer City: Performing Community and Self in Immigrant Rights Protests of 2006 in Los Angeles"
Jose Anguiano (PhD 2012), Respondent to “Performing Chican@ Alter-Native Cultures in Los Angeles"
Jessie Turner (PhD 2012), "The (Im)Possibility of Being 'Mexican-and-': Contemporary Mixed Identities Citing Mixed Histories," and "Defining Geneologies of Migrant Strangers and Kin: Four Iterations of Vermont Mexicanidad, 1952-2015"
Prof. Mario Garcia, "Religion and Pan-Latino Consciousness: Fr. Luis Olivares and the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles, 1980-1985"
Prof. Dolores Inés Casillas, Local Site Committee Member, Discussant
Prof. Aida Hurtado, Local Site Committee Member, "Sex, Service, and Scenery: Latina Sexualities in the Pages of 'Vogue'"; “Deliberating Latin@ Studies, Building on/including Chican@ Studies, and Developing Coalitions of Solidarity in Search for Social Justice and the Production of Knowledge"
Prof. Micaela Diaz-Sanchez, "Bombazo Fandago: Musical Renderings of Afro-Latina/o Diasporic Identities"
Prof. Gerardo Aldana, “Deliberating Latin@ Studies, Building on/including Chican@ Studies, and Developing Coalitions of Solidarity in Search for Social Justice and the Production of Knowledge"
(Photos from M. Diaz-Sanchez and A. Hurtado)