Verses and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing


Location: 315 Bond Hall (View on map )

Alex Chavez 1200 Preferred

Alex Chávez is an artist-scholar-producer and the Nancy O'Neill Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology. He is also a faculty fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a concentration in Folklore and Public Culture and holds doctoral portfolios in both Mexican American Studies and Cultural Studies.

Having participated in "The Global Reach of the Fandango in Music, Song, and Dance: Spaniards, Indians, Africans, and Gypsies" at the Grad Center in New York, and pulling from his most recent research exploring the performance of huapango arribeño, “a musical form that hails from north-central Mexico among undocumented Mexican migrants in the United States” Professor Chávez will give a public lecture, "Verses and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing” 315 Bond Hall, Tuesday, November 8  from 4:30-5:30. Please join us for this fascinating talk from this wonderfully engaging scholar.