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Event: “Decolonizing the Canon of Costa Rican Literature: Literature of the Margins”
Speaker: Professor Gabriela Chavarría, University of Costa Rica
Location: English Room, Kansas Union
Date: January 24 at 3pm Refreshments will be served!
Sponsored by KU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies


Event: “Latina Feminist Moments of Recognition: A U.S. Colombiana Encounter with Bomba Estéreo’s ‘Soy Yo’”
Speaker: María Elena Cepeda, Professor of Latina/o Studies at Williams College
Location: Malott Room, Kansas Union Date: February 12 at 5pm
Sponsored by: Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Department of Film and Media Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Department of American Studies, Department of Music, Department of Spanish and Portuguese.


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A lecture by, Cristina Rivera Garza
The Autobiography of Cotton: Documentary Writing and Crónicas​ from the Border
Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 4:30 PM
Forum and Flex Space, Marvin Hall

Center for Migration Research Lecture Series

Sujey Vega, Women & Gender Studies, Arizona State University
Bypassing Borders: How Latinos Assert Belonging and Practice Home in the Heartland
February 7th, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union

Marta Caminero-Santangelo, Department of English Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Stories of the Undocumented: Cultural Trauma and American DREAMers
February 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
The Commons
Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.

  • Congratulations to Sam Steuart for being named KU's 20th Truman scholar!
  • This article, written by Geoffrey Newman, was published in the August edition of the Kansas History Journal. Congratulations Geoffrey!
  • Rachel Schwaller and Saoussen Cheddadi successfully defended their respective dissertations on October 29, 2018. Congratulations, Drs. Schwaller and Cheddadi!
  • Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kathryn Vaggalis for being awarded the American Studies Association's 2018 Gene Wise-Warren Susman Prize!
  • Dr. Gamze Kati Gumus defended her dissertation with honors on May 10, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Kati Gumus!
  • KU-AUMI InterArts was recently featured by the Commons in a video on improving inclusive communities at KU. You can watch the video, which features our own Sherrie Tucker amongst other founders of the movement at KU, and learn more about AUMI here!
  • Congratulations to Professor Robert Warrior on being elected to a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • This articlewritten by Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey, was published in the latest edition of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Congratulations, Hannah!
  • We would like to recognize Patrick Sumner, 2005 alumni, for his work in this article about the defacement of the John Brown memorial in the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018.
  • Please read this article about Professor Robert Warrior titled: Native scholar uncomfortably at home in American studies field.
  • Congratulations to Daniel Carey-Whalen, an alumni that was recently promoted as UTEP's Centennial Museum director.
  • Congratulations to Josh Parshall, an alumni who was recently featured in this article.
  • How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Professor Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez
  • KU Special Education Department: With Ray Pence
  • Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »
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