Tuesday, February 9, 2016



The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) will be hosting a lecture by Frances R. Aparicio entitled "Intimate (Trans)nationals: a Conversation with Frances R. Aparicio." The event is free and open to the public and will be held on Friday, February 26, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the IMU River Room (103A).

An eminent Puerto Rican studies scholar and co-editor of the University of Illinois Press Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest book series, Frances R. Aparicio will discuss her current research on intralatinos, individuals and groups who claim heritage in two or more Latin American countries of origin, including emergent identifications such as MexiRican and CuBolivian. Aparicio’s research is based on 20 long interviews with intralatinos from Chicago, and it illuminates transnational migration linking the Latina/o Midwest to the countries of Latin America.

Frances R. Aparicio is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese and director of Latina and Latino Studies at Northwestern University. Her research interests include Latina and Latino literary and cultural studies, the cultural politics of U.S. Latino languages, Latino popular music and dance, literary and cultural translation, cultural hybridity, transnationalism, Latinidad, and mixed Latino identities.

Readings will be precirculated and lunch will be provided to those who confirm their participation in this event.  Please RSVP to Claire Fox.

This event is sponsored by LASP, International Programs; Latina/o Studies Minor, Division of Interdisciplinary Programs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Visit the LASP events page to see the full list of LASP events for 2016.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Allison Rockwell in advance.