The Newberry Library Seminar in Borderlands and Latino Studies, 2013-14 CFP

The Newberry Library Seminar in BORDERLANDS AND LATINO STUDIES

Co-sponsored by Indiana University’s Latino Studies Program, Northwestern University’s Program in Latina and Latino Studies, the
Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s History Department, the Center
for Latino Research at DePaul University, and the Katz Center for Mexican Studies at the University of Chicago

This seminar provides a forum for works-in-progress that explore topics in Borderlands and Latino studies. We seek proposals for seminar papers that examine the interplay of Latino people, communities, and culture in the United States; transnational and comparative “borderlands” studies; civil rights and social movements; and other related topics. We welcome proposals from scholars working in a broad range of academic fields, and are particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches.

The seminar is open to graduate students, faculty members and independent scholars. Graduate students and junior faculty in the early-writing stages who wish to present work are especially encouraged to apply. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority is given to individuals who are at a stage of their research at which they can best benefit from feedback. The seminar meets on selected Fridays during the academic year, from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, and for one daylong conference on a Saturday in the spring, from 9:00AM-3:00PM. All meetings take place at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief c.v. to Carmen Jaramillo, Program Assistant, Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture, The Newberry Library. Please send all materials as a single PDF attachment via email to:

If you are interested in proposing a paper and have questions, please contact seminar coordinators, Geraldo Cadava (Northwestern University,, Benjamin Johnson (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,, and Jason Ruiz (University of Notre Dame,

The Newberry Library is unable to provide funds for travel or lodging, but can assist in locating discounted accommodations. If you would like to be placed on the mailing list to receive announcements of upcoming presentations, or if you would like further information about Newberry Library seminars, send an e-mail to (Please include your e-mail address with all communications, and let us know if you would be willing to receive announcements by e-mail.)

Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture
The Newberry
60 W Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610

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