Shedding (YET MORE) Light on Marginalized Spaces & Identities by Becky Avila

This year the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) funded two successive annual conference panels that support, promote, and feature the production of research by and about people of color, LGBTQ+ communities, and disability communities. This ‘Targeted Research Panel’ provided the opportunity to “foster and forward research that attends to and includes historically marginalised communities […]

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Thank F*** for the Riff Raff!

Last week New Orleans-based indie folk band Hurray for the Riff Raff, came to the Norwich Arts Center giving myself, and fellow SALSA Collective co-creator Eilidh, a wonderful opportunity to reunite after several months apart and to say goodbye before my big move back to the United States. And wow! What a way to honour […]

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English con SALSA

  Gina Valdés, ‘English con salsa,’ Revista Chicana-Riqueña/The Americas Review, 21 (1993) The SALSA panel at this year’s IAAS and BAAS conference addressed the ways in which Spanish (as well as other languages) is used in contemporary American/Américan fiction and sought to challenge the often Anglo-centric direction of such discussions at American Studies conferences on […]

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Disculpa/Soz

I’ve been remiss, I know. The last few months have been busy and I haven’t kept up with The SALSA Collective blogging. I’m going through revisions for my project and it’s going to be a big job! So… if you, or your friends, o familia, or anyone fancy writing a blog for us here at […]

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