Spring Colloquium: Dr. Nicholas Centino and his book "Razabilly"

Event Date: 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • South Hall 1623 [Dolores Huerta Conference Room]

Event Price: 


Event Contact: 

Fallon Leung, at ffleung@ucsb.edu

  • Colloquium
The UCSB Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies invites you to a talk with Dr. Nicholas Centino regarding his book Razabilly: Transforming Sights, Sounds, and History in the Los Angeles Latina/o Rockabilly Scene. 
Razabilly is a book about how and why Los Angeles Latina/os have turned to and transformed the music and aesthetics of the 1950s rockabilly scene. Pairing a decade of participant observation with interviews and historical research, Centino explores the reasons behind a rockabilly renaissance in 1990s Los Angeles, and demonstrates how, as a form of working-class leisure, this scene provides Razabillies with spaces of respite and conviviality within the alienating landscape of the urban metropolis.
Dr. Centino received his doctorate in Chicana and Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and his work focuses on the popular cultural practices of Chicanx and Latinx community members as strategies of survival and negotiation. he currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at California State University, Channel Islands.