Northwestern University


Soundscapes of Latinidad: Race, Citizenship, & Belonging

When: Friday, May 12, 2017
All day  

Where: Scott Hall, Guild Lounge, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Carlos Octavio Ballinas   847.467.3980

Group: The Latina and Latino Studies Program

Buffett Institute for Global Studies
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Academic


The Latina and Latino Studies Program invites you to its annual symposium, “Soundscapes of Latinidad”. This event will showcase some of the most prominent scholars engaging, through diverse approaches, with the role of sounds in the struggles for belonging that characterize U.S. Latinx communities. Our invited speakers, Alexandra Vazquez, Yeidi Rivero, Dolores Inés Casillas, Gaye Theresa Johnson, and Alex Chávez approach the study of music and sound as a way of understanding social difference. How do U.S. Latinx communities produce sounds that aim to decolonize their life conditions and subordinated positionings within the larger, Anglo-American body politic? How do the soundscapes of everyday life among U.S. Latinxs resist and propose alternative listening practices? “Soundscapes of Latinidad” aims to engage in a dynamic and varied dialogue that encompasses multiple sites of inquiry to help us explore the history of the Latinx community in the U.S. as a history of competing sounds.


This Event is Co-sponsored by: 

The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Alumnae of Northwestern University
Buffett Institute for Global Studies
Department of African American Studies
Department of Anthropology
Department of English
Department of Sociology
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program
Office of the Provost for Diversity
Program in American Studies
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Latina and Latino Studies Program

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