Institute for Latino Studies Hosts IUPLR Siglo XXI Conference

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Conference reflects on the history, future of Latino research

Brian Flood
April 15, 2015

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR), a University of Illinois at Chicago-based national Latino research consortium, will host its fifth biennial conference, Siglo XXI: Intra-Latinos/as: Entre Latinos/as: Reconceptualizing Nations, Regions and Disciplines.

April 23 – 25

Notre Dame Conference Center at McKenna Hall
University of Notre Dame

The three-day event, which is co-sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will bring together scholars, artists and cultural leaders for sessions exploring how nations, regions and academic disciplines inform contemporary understanding of Latinos. Among the issues to be addressed are immigration, politics, economics, cultural identity, education and religion.

Featured speakers include acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea, UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of English, who will deliver the keynote address, “Universal Border: From Tijuana to the World.” Luis Ricardo Fraga of the University of Notre Dame will deliver the IUPLR Distinguished Lecture, “Restructuring the Americano Dream: Latino Values and Identities in a New America.”

The conference includes a retrospective of more than 30 years of research by IUPLR-sponsored working groups that have produced work addressing subjects such as transnationalism, working poor, cultural citizenship and Latina feminist issues.

Visit the conference site for details on registration fees, agenda, presenters and featured research. Register online.

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is a national consortium of 25 university-based Latino research centers that aim to promote policy-focused research and advance the Latino intellectual presence in the U.S. Founded in 1983, the group supports research and programs that foster greater understanding of U.S. Latinos in politics, economics, culture, art, history and immigration.

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