Centro Researchers at Latin@ Studies Conference

Latin@ Cultural Studies Conference at CUNY
Friday, April 25
9:15 am – 4:45 pm
Centro Panel: 10:45am – 12:45pm
LaGuardia Community College, E Building
Court Square, Long Island City

Latin@ Studies at CUNY: Past, Present & Future The one-day conference, Latin@ Studies at CUNY: Past, Present & Future, is designed to ignite productive, interdisciplinary conversations among CUNY’s established and emerging scholars in any field related to Latin@ cultural studies. Hosted by LaGuardia Community College, and co-sponsored by the CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative along with Centro and other participants, the morning and afternoon sessions will highlight research by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and community members. Subjects run the gamut, including local, national and international issues in politics, the arts, labor, pedagogy, media, identity and other social matters.

The Centro panel, entitled Puerto Rican Centerfolds: Recent Reconsiderations on Puerto Rican Identity at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, will be held in Room E-229. Panelists and their topics include: Cynthia Tobar – Nuestras Voces: Exploring Puerto Rican Cultural Identity thru Oral History; Noraliz Ruíz Caraballo – Pressing Issues: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of the Centro Journal and Centro Press; Marilisa Jimenez Garcia – 'R' is for Rebel: Sonia Manzano’s The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and the Notion of Teen Rebellion; Consuelo Martinez-Reyes – Victor Fragoso’s Julia: Recreating Julia de Burgos’s Diasporic Experience through Theater; Patricia Silver – Latinization and Racial Memories in the New Orlando; Harry Franqui-Rivera – 'Boricuas en la Luna?' Historicizing Popular and Cultural Production on Puerto Rican Migration Waves. Carlos Vargas-Ramos will serve as moderator

Lunch will feature an address by Arlene Torres, director of the CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative, and a theater presentation with playwright Carlos Serrano. The conference is free for CUNY faculty, students and community members.

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