Reflecting and Teaching on the Racialization of Latinx Peoples in Popular Culture (Roundtable NEMLA 2024)

deadline for submissions: 
September 29, 2023
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This roundtable welcomes educators whose teaching and scholarship focus on Latinx Peoples and Popular Culture. We are particularly interested in sharing and discussing ideas on 1) how various forms of popular culture (such as film, music, television, comics, and video games) have racialized and gendered the Latinx bodies (e.g., defined them as other, different, inferior, or feminine) in order to legitimate hierarchical and discriminatory practices and uphold Western/White supremacy; 2) the development of new forms of popular culture that challenge exaggerated and discriminatory representations and offer alternative and non-hierarchical images and definitions of Latinx communities; 3) and how to incorporate Latinx popular culture into the classroom as part of our efforts to explain to our students the complexities surrounding Latinx subjectivities and experiences.

Discussions will be interdisciplinary and include the application of theoretical modes such as critical race studies, gender studies, queer studies, and cultural studies.

Please send 200-word abstracts by September 30th, 2023 using NeMLA's electronic submission portal at