Sonia E. Alvarez in Glasgow – Turning to Feminisms: Re-visioning Cultures, Power, and Politics in Latin America, reported by Rebecca DeWald

As part of her self-confessed marathon of lectures and talks in the UK, Sonia E. Alvarez, Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Latin American Politics and Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was kind enough to stop over at the Translating Feminism Network at the […]

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Thanks to everyone who is reading our past blog posts and checking in with The SALSA Collective. Apologies for the hiatus on new material, we’re very busy on other projects at the moment but will be back soon with more blogs on all things latinidad. If you’re interested in writing a Guest Blog for us, then […]

Reflections: Latin American Indigeneities Workshop by Cian Warfield

As we reflect on Indigenous People’s Day (October 10, 2016), Cian has written a blog about the Latin American Indigeneities Workshop at UCC. _________________________________________________________________ Thursday, 6 October 2016 The Centre for Mexican Studies, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (UCC) in collaboration with The Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre, The Study of Religions Department (UCC). The blueprint […]

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 […]

The Subversive Form and Content of Ana Castillo’s The Mixquiahuala Letters

As part of the SALSA Collective’s panel at next month’s IBAAS conference, I will be discussing prolific Chicana author Ana Castillo’s first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986). Reading the text through the lens of Castillo’s theoretical writings on Xicanisma (the author’s coinage for Chicana feminism), I will explore how the novel’s form and content work […]