Imagining Latinidades

Rene Rocha sits down in front of a live audience with three esteemed Latina/o/x Studies scholars — Anna Sampaio, Natalia Molina, and Claudia Milian — to talk about how they came to the field, what it offers a host of audiences, and what Latina/o/x students at PWIs should keep in mind as they move through college.

Show Notes

At the conclusion of the final day of the Imagining Latinidades opening conference in Iowa City, Iowa, co-host and co-director of the Sawyer Seminar, Rene Rocha sits down with three of the invited lecturers to discuss their paths in the field. This was recorded in front of a live audience! Questions included:
  • What’s your Latina/o/x Studies origin story?
  • What does Latina/o/x Studies offer your scholarship that disciplinary perspectives/methods might not?
  • What’s the value of Latina/o/x Studies to students and higher ed institutions?
  • What’s the value of Latina/o/x Studies to communities outside of academia?
  • What’s your message to a Latina/o/x listener at a PWI?
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What is Imagining Latinidades?

Three Latina/o professors discuss topics and interview guests central to Latina/Latino/Latinx Studies today.