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Center for Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Alcides Velasquez (University of Kansas)

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When: Thursday, October 13, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Latinx Digital Media  

Group: Center for Latinx Digital Media

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
The Latina and Latino Studies Program

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


Throughout the academic year, the Center for Latinx Digital Media invites you to a series of weekly seminars held over Zoom on Thursdays. You can now register (click here) for the upcoming seminar for the Fall 2022 quarter, happening on October 06, at 12-1 PM US CT.

Alcides Velasquez will give a presentation entitled "Latinx’ Social Media Political Expression as Coll(rr)ective Action."

Abstract: More frequent news coverage of immigration issues and policies together with shifts in public discourse around immigrants and Latinx culture has made Latinx’ identity more salient. How does Latinx’ exposure to news and information about their group is related to social media collective action? This presentation will focus on current research exploring mechanisms that connect Latinx’ social media in-group news and information exposure with social media collective strategies employed by Latinx to improve their current social status.

Alcides Velasquez is Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Department at the University of Kansas. Originally from Colombia, Dr. Velasquez holds a doctoral degree in Media and Information Studies from Michigan State University. He studies Latinx’ social media political expression and activism, and digital inequalities in Colombia.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, the Department of Communication Studies, the Latina and Latino Studies Program, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

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