CFP: Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar, 2018-19, The Newberry Library – Due June 1

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Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar

The Newberry Library 

2018-2019 Academic Year


Submission Deadline: June 1, 2018

This seminar provides a forum for works-in-progress that explore topics in Latina/o and Borderlands studies. We seek proposals from individuals or groups for seminar papers or complete panels that examine the interplay of Latino/a people, communities, and culture in the United States; transnational and comparative “borderlands” studies; Latino/a gender and sexuality; immigrant incorporation experiences in different regions; changing urban landscapes as a result of Latino/a settlement; civil rights and social movements; and other related topics. We welcome proposals from scholars working in a broad range of academic fields, and are particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches.

The seminar is open to graduate students, faculty members, and independent scholars. Graduate students and junior faculty in the advanced stages of dissertation writing or early stages of manuscript revision are especially encouraged to apply. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. The seminar meets on selected Fridays during the academic year, from 3-5 pm. All meetings take place at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

To submit a proposal, please visit our webform at and upload a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief CV. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you have questions, please contact seminar coordinators, Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois at Chicago, Angela S. García, University of Chicago, and Adam Goodman, University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Newberry is unable to provide funds for travel or lodging for other presenters or respondents, but can assist in locating discounted accommodations.

For further information about Newberry seminars, please email

Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at University of Illinois at Chicago; Indiana University’s Latino Studies Program; Northwestern University’s Program in Latina and Latino Studies; the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame; the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University; and the Katz Center for Mexican Studies at the University of Chicago