CFP: [Ethnic] Terquedades: (Re)Imagining Gender, Sexuality and Feminism in Latina/o Studies

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Natalie Havlin
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Terquedades/ Nuevos Sitios y Lenguas: (Re)Imagining Gender, Sexuality and
Feminism in Latina/o Studies

The 4th Biennial Latina/Latino Studies Graduate Student Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS! Deadline: November 21, 2008

The Latina/Latino Studies Program of the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign invites proposals/abstracts for an interdisciplinary
graduate student conference to be held February 20-22, 2009. The purpose of
this conference is to explore the historical and cultural processes that
affect Latinas/os in the United States. The 2009 conference seeks to engage
in understanding the development, application, and future of gender,
sexuality and feminism in relation to U.S. Latinas/os. We aim to centralize
silences, absences and non-normative bodies of analysis within academic
spaces through an interdisciplinary dialogue. Terquedades/ Nuevos "Sitios y
Lenguas": (Re)Imagining Gender, Sexuality and Feminism in Latina/o Studies
will foster an ongoing cross-disciplinary discussion that will consider
commonalities, differences, and varied experiences of Latina/o populations
in this country.

Topics could include but are not limited to:
* Activism
* Social Justice
* Reclaiming Space
* Identity Politics
* Building Community
* Immigration and Transnationalism
* Globalization
* Citizenship
* Race and Class
* Chicana/Chicano Studies
* Media

Please send your abstracts (no more than 500 words) along with title, name,
contact information, program, and university affiliation, NO LATER THAN

via e-mail to: Abel Correa, Graduate Outreach Coordinator
Or mail to: Latina/Latino Studies Program Attn: Abel Correa University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 510 East Chalmers Champaign, IL 61820

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