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Spring 2015 Events

  • Wednesday, January 28 at noon (112-114 McKenna Hall): “The Second City Anew: Mexicans, Urban Culture, and Migration in the Transformation of Chicago, 1940-1986,” Mike Amezcua (Assistant Professor of History, University of Notre Dame). This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for Latino Studies.

  • Mexico Working GroupTuesday February 10 at 12:30 (112-114 McKenna Hall): “Searching for Mañana: A Century of American Re-Creationism in Mexico,” Jason Ruiz (Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame). This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for Latino Studies.

  • Friday, February 13: “La larga década de los sesentas (1954-1976) en América Latina—desde una perspectiva católica y transnacional” conversación con Ana María Bidegain (Professor of Religious Studies, Florida International University). For more information, please contact Jaime Pensado. TO BE POSTPONED

  • Monday, February 16 at noon (C103 Hesburgh Center): "The Land of Open Graves: Necroviolence and the Politics of Migrant
    Death in the Arizona Desert," Jason de León (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan)

  • Monday, March 16 at 5pm (Geddes Hall Coffee House): Diálogo: Conversations with Mexico: “Migration in Mexico Today: Addressing issues with human rights, Central Americans, and the U.S-Mexican border” with Dr. Leo Chávez, Professor of Anthropology at University of California-Irvine and Dr. Alex Chávez, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Notre Dame. It will be moderated by Dr. José Limón, Director of the Institute for Latino Studies.

  • Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30pm (Eck Center Auditorium): Film Screening: “Ayer, Hoy y Mañana: Música Tradicional de Cuerdas” by Simón Sedillo and talk by Colectivo Altepee." The film highlights the work of Colectivo Altepee and discusses how they have used music as a tool for community organizing amid the current political situation in Mexico, specifically the effects of neoliberalism on rural communities of Veracruz, the war on drugs, and fraught electoral politics. The event is organized by Dr. Alex Chávez.

Past Events

If you would like additional information about the working group, or if you would like to participate in one of our events, please contact Jaime Pensado, Vania Smith-Oka, or Rodrigo Castro Cornejo




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