Imagining Latinidades

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano sits down in front of a live audience with three esteemed Latina/o/x Studies scholars — Karma Chávez, Maura Toro-Morn, and Fidencio Fifield-Perez — 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 Imagining Latinidades Latina/o/x Migration Symposium in Iowa City, Iowa, co-host and co-director of the Sawyer Seminar, Darrel Wanzer-Serrano sits down with the three invited lecturers to discuss their paths in the field. Questions included:
  • What’s your Latina/o/x Studies origin story?
  • What does Latina/o/x Studies offer your scholarship and art 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.