Sara Veronica Hinojos – “Very ¡MACHO!: Digital Bodies and Voice in Animated Film”
Sara Veronica Hinojos is from Pasadena, California. She is a Ph.D. graduate student in the department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Her research interests include Chicana/o and Latina/o Media, Language Politics, Popular Culture, and Humor.
Felicia Lopez – “Tlahuizcalpanteuctli: The Planet Venus in Ancient Mexican Texts”
Felicia Lopez will complete her PhD in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies this quarter. Her research focuses on PreContact Indigenous Mexican cultures, religion, and texts, as well as the contemporary use of ancient Mexican iconography and culture among indigenous Mexicans and Chicanas/os, and within popular culture.
Maria Escallón – “Cultural Diversity, Afro-Colombian Heritage, and the Paradox of Recognition”
Maria Fernanda Escallón is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology Department at Stanford University and a Dissertation Fellow in the Black Studies Department at UC Santa Barbara. Her work is concentrated on Colombia and Brazil, where she examines the intersections between the politics of intangible heritage recognition, political rights, and citizenship for Afro-descendant communities.
Billy Hall – "The Veins that Fed the People: Reconstructing African American Foodscapes in Jim Crow Miami"
Billy Hall is a PhD Candidate in Geography at Florida International University and a Dissertation Fellow in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research examines the structural forces that create food deserts in Miami’s predominantly Black urban neighborhoods while exploring how residents adapt to shifting food landscapes and make meaning of the food in their lives.
This colloquium honors the work of our respected late colleagues Otis Madison and Horatio Roque Ramirez, faculty in Black Studies and Chicano Studies.
Otis Madison was a Research Fellow in the Center for Black Studies and Lecturer in the Black Studies Department. His areas of interest included United States legal history, U.S. race relations, race relations and the law, Black American political history, and political violence.
Horacio N. Roque Ramírez was Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies who was regarded as an expert on the topic of political asylum with an underlying and consistent focus on gender identity, sexuality, and HIV status as well as domestic and gang-related forms of persecution and violence. Offered with additional support from the Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative, The Chicano Studies Institute, and The Hull Chair in Feminist Studies
Offered with additional support from the Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative, The Chicano Studies Institute, and The Hull Chair in Feminist Studies