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February 4, 2012

The 2012 Lozano Long Conference
A LLILAS-CMAS Collaboration

Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape:<br /> New Configurations of Latina/o America

 

Wed. Feb 22-Saturday Feb 25.

Featured Events

• Photo Exhibit “Archives and Memory” by photographer Muriel Hasbun

• Performance/reading by Poet Maya Chinchilla

• Presentation by rapper Chingo Bling

• Keynote Address by Norma Torres Assemblymember, California State Assembly

• The 2012 Lozano Long Keynote Address: Eva Longoria

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

 

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, SRH Unit 1

5:00–7:00 P.M.

Photo Exhibit Muriel Hasbun: Archive and Memory

LLILAS, SRH Unit 1, 3rd floor

7:00–7:30 P.M.

Opening Ceremony: LLILAS and CMAS Directors, Conference Co-organizers

7:30–8:00 P.M.

Performance/Reading: Maya Chinchilla

8:00–9:00 P.M.

Reception

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

9:30–10:45 A.M.

Panel 1: Community, Family, and Nation

Chair: Virginia Garrard-Burnett, University of Texas at Austin

SRH 1.313

·         Sonja Wolf, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Organized Crime at Mexico’s Southern border: Street Gangs, Maras, and Drug-trafficking Organizations

·         Steven Osuna, University of California, Santa Barbara

Latina/o Encounters: Salvadoran and Mexican Intra-Latina/o Struggles in Los Angeles and Salvadoran-Mexican Subjectivities

·         Karen Tejada, University of Hartford

Transplanting the Organizing Seed: Seasoned Activists and the Transnational Social Field

Panel 2: Heterogeneities and Culture

Chair: James Cox, University of Texas at Austin

SRH 1.320

·         Karina Oliva, Cal State University Los Angeles (CSULA)

Telling Ghost Stories, Exploring a Central American Representation in a Chicana/Latina Narrative

·         Ariana Vigil, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

Central American Literature, Journalism, and Discursive Intervention into Latina/o America

·         Emilio del Valle Escalante, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Discursive Economy of Maya Culturales in Guatemala

Panel 3: Local Communities, Economic Pressures

Chair: John McKiernan-González, University of Texas at Austin

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, SRH Unit 1

·         Eduardo Contreras, Hunter College, City University of New York

The Newcomers: Central Americans in Postwar San Francisco

·         Suyapa Portillo, California State University, Northridge

Gender, Sexuality, and the Solidarity Movement

·         David Pedersen, University of California, San Diego

Salvadoran Migrant Entrepreneurship and Remittance-led Development as Discursive Moralization of the Present

10:45–11:00 A.M.

Coffee break

11:00–12:15 P.M.

Héctor Tobar, Journalist and author, Los Angeles Times

Latino Identity, a U.S. City, and the American Novel

Discussant: John Moran González, University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Oscar Casares, University of Texas at Austin

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, SRH Unit 1

Lunch break: 2:00–3:15 P.M

Panel 4 : New Challenges of Immigration

Chair: Javier Auyero, University of Texas at Austin

SRH 1.320

·         Tatiana  Reinoza Perkins,  University of Texas at Austin

¡Somos Nosotros! Victor Cartagena’s Call to the Salvadoran Diaspora

·         Aurora Chang, Beloit College

Latinidad in the Age of Obama Multiraciality: Considering Racial Queerness in Central American–American Identity and Beyond

·         Leisy Abrego, University of California, Los Angeles

Temporary Protected Status: Learning about Immigration Laws and Well-Being from Salvadoran Transnational Families

Panel 5 : Migrations and Cultural Identities

Chair: Shannon Speed, University of Texas at Austin

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, SRH Unit 1

·         Elsa Hernández Méndez, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala

La migración de hoy en el pueblo Mam de Guatemala: Causas, luchas, y retos

·         Giovanni Batz, University of Texas at Austin

Displaced Memories: Recovering and Maintaining Maya Identity and Culture in Los Angeles

·         Alicia Ivonne Estrada, California State University, Northridge

Contacto Ancestral: Maya Voices on Southern California Airwaves

Panel 6: Cultural Representations

Chair: José Limón, University of Notre Dame

SRH 1.313

·         Oriel María Siu, University of California, Los Angeles

La muerte incompleta en La diáspora de Horacio Castellanos Moya

·         Nanci Buiza, Emory University

Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape: New Configurations of Latino/a America

·         Verónica Ríos, University of Texas at Austin

Pensando la migración afrocentroamericana hacia los Estados Unidos a partir de la novela Limón Reggae (2007) de la costarricense Anacristina Rossi

3:15–3:30 P.M.

Coffee break

3:30–4:45 P.M.

Domingo Hernández Ixcoy, Maya activist director of Asociacion Maya Uk’ux’b’e

Migración y los efectos en la cultura del Pueblo Maya


Discussant: Virginia Garrard-Burnett, University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Arturo Arias, University of Texas at Austin

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, SRH Unit 1

4:45–5:00 P.M.

Coffee break

5:00–6:15 P.M.

Father Alejandro Solalinde, Pastoral de Movilidad Humana Pacifico Sur del Episcopado Mexicano

El migroma humano: El significado de la migración

 

Discussant: Néstor Rodríguez, University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba, University of Texas at Austin

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, SRH Unit 1

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

9:30–10:45 A.M.

Kirsten Silva Gruesz, University of California, Santa Cruz

Historicizing the Invisible Central American


Discussant:
Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, University of Texas at Austin

Chair: John Moran González, University of Texas at Austin

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, SRH Unit

11:45–11:00 A.M.

Coffee break

11:00–12:15 P.M.

Claudia Milian, Duke University

U.S. Central Americans and the Latino/a Economy of Brownness

Discussant: Arturo Arias, University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Lorraine Leu, University of Texas at Austin

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, SRH Unit 1

Lunch break

2:00–3:15 P.M.

Panel 7: Immigrant Imaginaries

Chair: Cary Cordova, University of Texas at Austin

SRH 1.320

·         Yajaira Padilla, University of Kansas

Silvio Sirias’s Meet Me under the Ceiba: Central American Queerness and Inclusion in a U.S.Latino Context

·         Maritza Cárdenas, University of Arizona

Are Central American–Americans Latina/o Subjects?

·         Ana Patricia Rodríguez, University of Maryland, College Park

Poetic Reparations: Violence, Impunity, and Immigration in the Central American Diaspora

Panel 8: Transnational Activisms and Their Consequences

Chair: Charles Hale, University of Texas at Austin

SRH 1.313

·         Charles Brockett, Sewanee: The University of the South

Implications of U.S. Public Opinion for Latino/a Immigrants

·         Héctor Perla Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz

Monseñor Romero’s Resurrection: Transnational Salvadoran Organizing and Counter public Mobilization

·         Norma Stoltz-Chinchilla, California State University, Long Beach

Families Separated by Borders: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Mothers and the Children They Leave Behind

Panel 9: Social Reconfigurations

Chair: Gloria González-Lopez, University of Texas at Austin

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, SRH Unit 1

·         Allison Ramírez, University of Texas at Austin

The New Disappeared: Migration Narratives in El Salvador, Policy Responses, and Avenues for Activism

·         Marco Mojica, University of California, Santa Cruz

Nicaraguans in Miami

·         Thomas Boerman

The Use of Expert Witnesses in Central American and Mexican Gang and Gender-Based Asylum Claims

3:15–3:30 P.M.

Coffee break

3:30–4:45 P.M.

Cecilia Menjívar, Arizona State University

The Power of the Law: Central Americans’ Legality in Everyday Life

Discussant: Gloria González-López, University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Néstor Rodríguez, University of Texas at Austin

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, SRH Unit 1

5:00–6:30 P.M.

1.402 Student Activity Center
See map

Tickets required

Chingo Bling
Lecture and performance

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

9:30–10:45 A.M.

Panel 10: Representing Citizenship

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, SRH Unit 1

Chair: Ben V. Olguín, University of Texas at San Antonio

·         Arely Zimmerman, University of Southern California

Locating Central Americans in Theories of Latino Citizenship

 

·         Cristina Metz, University of Texas at Austin

Border Crossing, the Next Generation: Immigrants and Hyphenated Y ouths in El norte and Wassup Rockers

·         Ester Hernández, California State University, Los Angeles

Political Subjects: The Salvadoran Civil War through Film

Panel 11 : Ethnographies of Displacement

Chair: Rebecca Torres, University of Texas at Austin

SRH 1.320

·         Edward Shore, University of Texas at Austin

Tomorrow Triumphant: Mam Mayan War Refugees and Guerrillas in Chiapas, 1980–1996

·         Lindsay Carte, University of Texas at Austin

Everyday Restriction, Low-level Bureaucrats, and Central American Immigrant Belonging on the Mexico-Guatemala Border

·         Milton R. Machuca, Pitzer College

In Search of Central Americans in the U.S.: Contextualizing the Ethnographic Record

Panel 12: The Spaces for Memory

Chair: Gabriela Polit, University of Texas at Austin

SRH 1.313

·         Jennifer Cárcamo, University of California, Los Angeles

Contesting Theories of Belonging, Membership, and Political Participation among First and Second Generation Salvadoran Y outh in the U.S. and Its Implications for the Salvadoran NationState

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