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Latina/o Studies Program Talk with Dr. Frances Aparicio

February 21 @ 4:00 pm

In celebration of Dr. María DeGuzmán’s 20th anniversary as Founder and Director of the Latina/o Studies Program and the 25th Anniversary of the Latina/o Cultures Speaker Series, the LSP has re-invited the very first speaker in the Speaker Series,: Dr. Frances Aparicio. Dr. Aparicio is President of the Latina/o Studies Association and an Emerita Scholar from Northwestern University,. In her talk, Aparicio will be discussing her book in progress on Puerto Rican musician, singer, and actor Marc Anthony.

Frances R. Aparicio was Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Director of the Latina and Latino Studies Program at Northwestern University. She has previously taught at Stanford University, University of Arizona, University of Michigan, and University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include Latina and Latino literary and cultural studies, the cultural politics of U.S. Latino/a languages, Latino/a popular music and dance, literary and cultural translation, cultural hybridity, transnationalism, Latinidad, and mixed Latino/a identities.

She is author of the award-winning Listening to Salsa: Gender, Latin Popular Music and Puerto Rican Cultures (Wesleyan 1998), and co-editor of various critical anthologies, including Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad (University of New England Press, 1997), Musical Migrations (Palgrave, 2003), and Hibridismos culturales (Revista Iberoamericana, 2006).

A founding editor of the Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest Book Series at the University of Illinois Press, she has facilitated and fostered book publications and new research on Latino/as in the Midwest. She is currently co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literatures (with Suzanne Bost) and is also writing on “intralatino/a subjects,” individuals who are of two or more national Latin American origins.


February 21
4:00 pm