Spanglish as Resistance: Undoing Transatlantic Colonialism

  For many people in Latinx communities in the US, bi- or multilingualism is a part of everyday life. Simply put, Spanglish is a dynamic form of language made up of a conglomeration of Spanish and English dialects. And yet, to some, this is a threat to an ‘American’ culture that historically, and to this day, denies […]

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Guest Blog: Indigenous films on the borders by Arianna Mancini

After attending a conference about the cultural production on the US-Canadian border, I have started considering how the border issues are central to the indigenous film production in North America. The interaction between indigenous people and non-indigenous people across the borders and the kind of films indigenous people produce as a result of that interaction […]

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Guest Blog: Victoria Carroll (KCL) on Blood-Mixing, Queer Latino Cultural Production, and HIV/AIDS

I came to Latino/a studies very organically and, it must be said, very naively. I had read the work of James Baldwin at undergrad and it had had a profound effect on me. Here before me lay an incredible literary oeuvre by a gay, African-American expat, a Civil Right activist – disparagingly dubbed “Martin Luther […]

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