CFP – In the Long Run: Luis J. Rodríguez’s Life and Literary Legacy

  Luis J. Rodríguez’s first collection of poetry, Poems Across the Pavement, was published in 1989, with journalism and individual poem publications preceding this book. But his testimonio, Always Running–La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA, released in 1993 in the aftermath of the LA riots, garnered Rodríguez widespread national and international attention. Always Running is […]

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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 […]

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#MexSymp @UCC

This week I was delighted to travel back to Cork to take part in the Mexican and Mexican American Studies symposium at UCC. I lived in Cork a few years ago and it was wonderful walking the streets again, letting my feet guide me where they remembered. The voices, the laughter, the sunshine, the rain, […]

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The SALSA Collective Hits Philly!

This month has been busy for the SALSA Collective as Co-Jefas Becky & Eilidh have been conferencing, sharing their work on Latinidad and meeting those with similar interests both in the U.S. and in the UK. Stateside we started our tour at Temple University’s annual History Postgraduate Conference, the James A. Barnes Conference, in Philadelphia. […]

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SALSA Collective ¡¡shout out!!

Ayer The SALSA Collective got a shout out on KPFT’s Nuestra Palabra show. Check it out at http://archive.kpft.org/ Spread the word! Somos unidos. “We are more than consumers, we are intellectuals.” Find out more at Save Ethnic Studies, Librotraficante, MAS Texas La Eilidh studies #BannedBooks!

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¡Chicano Primero! Student activism and the Chicano/a Movement

Students have long played a prominent role in social and political activism. On the afternoon of February 1, 1960, four students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a black college in Greensboro, North Carolina, entered the local Woolworth’s department store where they were refused service at the lunch counter, an area reserved for […]

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