The Newberry Library Seminar in
Borderlands and Latino Studies
Co-sponsored by 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
CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 2011–12 academic year
Deadline for Submission: 25 April 2011
This seminar provides a forum for works-in-progress that explore topics in Borderlands and
Latino studies. We seek proposals for seminar papers that examine the interplay of Latino
people, communities, and culture in the United States; transnational and comparative
“borderlands” studies; civil rights and social movements; and other related topics.
encourage the submission of papers and panel ideas on the topic of Latina/o immigration and
Caribbean transmigration. 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 early-writing stages who wish to present work are
especially encouraged to apply.
To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated
electronically in advance. Priority is given to individuals who are at a stage of their research at
which they can best profit from discussion. The seminar meets on selected Fridays during the
academic year, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, and one Saturday 9:00AM-3:00PM at the Newberry Library
in Chicago, Illinois.
To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of
the paper to your other work, and a brief c.v. to Heather Radke, Program Assistant, Dr.
William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture, The Newberry Library.
Please send all materials as a single PDF attachment via email to: email@example.com.
If you are interested in proposing a paper and have questions, please contact seminar
coordinators Geraldo Cadava (Northwestern University, firstname.lastname@example.org), Marc
Rodriguez (Notre Dame University, email@example.com), and John Alba Cutler (Northwestern
The Newberry Library is unable to provide funds for travel or lodging, but can assist in locating discounted
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