April 12, 2018
This lecture by Dr. Guidotti-Hernández charts out the histories of how we went from using Mexican American and Puerto Rican to Chicano and Nuyorican, then to Latina/o and now Latinx.
Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, University of Texas at Austin, will discuss the history of how we went from using Mexican American and Puerto Rican to Chicano and Nuyorican and then to the latest iterations, Latina/o and now Latinx. While millennials are leading the charge with the Latinx conversation, Guidotti-Hernández argues their boomer intellectual forerunners are often outright resistant to the use of Latina/o let alone Latinx, indicating the futurist potential and political necessity of the term.
This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of English, Latin American, Latino & Caribbean studies and American studies, and the Women’s & Gender Resource Center. It is also part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme, Citizen/Refugee.
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