Latina/o Studies

2016 Feb 22

Diasporic Puerto Rican Transgender Genealogies: From Mario Montez to Mala Mala

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University, William James Hall, Room 105

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes
Associate Professor and Director of Latina/o Studies Program, University of Michigan

Please join us for the launch of the Latina/o Studies Working Group!

Puerto Rican drag queens and transgender women have played a central role in American avant-garde cinema and performance, LGBT activism, and contemporary mass-media entertainment. In this talk I discuss Mario Montez’s pioneering negotiation...

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2016 Feb 08

EVENT RESCHEDULED: Latina/o Studies Working Group Inaugural Meeting

4:00pm

Location: 

2 Arrow Street, 4th Floor, Room 408

Due to weather conditions, we have decided to cancel tonight’s event, "The Latina/o Studies Working Group Inaugural Meeting.” As always the safety of our students is the main priority.

However, we are excited to launch The Latina/o Studies Working Group at our first event on February 22, 2016. Please click ...

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2015 Oct 16

Student Advisory Council Meeting Kick-Off

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

2 Arrow Street, 4th Floor

Join the EMR Student Advisory Council first meeting of the year!

The purpose of the council is to raise the visibility of EMR programming, receive input from the student, and advocate for academia related to ethnicity, migration, human rights, Indigenous Studies, Native Studies, Latino Studies, and Asian American Studies.  

Last year the student advisory council made significant strides.Continuing conversations about Latino Studies emerged between students, administration, and faculty to form a Latino Studies pathway. 

We hope that you will join us for...

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2015 Apr 09

The Right of Immigrants and the Duties of Nations: Cesar Chavez as Political Thinker

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, Room 354 (1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge)

Eduardo Mendieta is the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, specializing in global ethics, critical theory, theories of modernity, postmodernity, colonialism, and Latin American philosophy.  His lecture is prompted by Mayra Rivera’s course, “Being and Knowing in Latina Theory,” cross-listed by the Divinity School and the Department of Roman Languages and Literatures.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend."

The lecture is sponsored by Harvard Divinity School and the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights, with...

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2015 Apr 16

Senior Thesis Prize in Ethnicity, Migration, Rights Nominations Due

(All day)

Location: 

2 Arrow Street, Room 431

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR) would like to recognize the best senior thesis on the topic of ethnicity, migration, indigeneity, or human rights. Topics of interest also include Asian American, Latino, and Native American Studies. Individual professors, departments or concentrations may nominate candidates, or candidates may nominate their own thesis. Complete Nominations are due Thursday, April 16, 2015 by 2 pm in the EMR Office located at 2 Arrow Street, Room 431. A complete nomination will include 5 components: one hard copy of the candidate's thesis one electronic...

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2015 Feb 06

EMR Student Reception

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

2 Arrow Street, Room 408

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR) invites you to a reception...

Come meet faculty who teach EMR courses! Learn about new course offerings, summer research grants, and our senior thesis prize! Meet other students invested in EMR topics like Asian American Studies, Latino Studies, Native American Studies, Human Rights, and Migration!

This event is for everyone: People who are already actively involved and those who may never have heard of EMR. No need to be a secondary concentrator. This is meant to be a fun, community event for people...

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2014 Nov 03

Lecture by Mayra Rivera Rivera - Society is a Labyrinth of Incarnations: Identity, Bodies, and Religion

5:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center 110 (12 Quincy Street, Cambridge)

Mayra Rivera Rivera, Associate Professor at Harvard Divinity School

"Society is a labyrinth of incarnations."  This statement by Edward Said suggests that society is formed by processes where identities, relations, and things become "incarnate"--literally become flesh (carne).  This lecture unpacks the implications of this view for understanding racial/ethnic identities.  What would it mean to think of face and ethnicity as part of social-material processes?  And what do conceptions of "flesh" in Caribbean poetry and religious studies contribute to this project...

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2014 Oct 30

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

4:00pm

Location: 

2 Arrow Street, Room 408

Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of Practice at Harvard School of Public Health and University Advisor on Human Rights Studies

Join us for the inaugural EMR Roundtable Seminar with Jacqueline Bhabha.  EMR Roundtable Seminars will be held on Thursday afternoons at 4 pm several times each term on topics related to our focus areas of studies of ethnicity, migration, and human rights including Asian American, Latino, and Native American studies. 

These seminars are free and open to the public.  Harvard ID is needed for swipe access to the building.  If off-campus...

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2014 Oct 15

Society is a Labyrinth of Incarnations: Identity, Bodies, and Religion

5:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center 110 (12 Quincy Street, Cambridge)

Lecture by Mayra Rivera Rivera, Associate Professor at Harvard Divinity School

"Society is a labyrinth of incarnations."  This statement by Edward Said suggests that society is formed by processes where identities, relations, and things become "incarnate"--literally become flesh (carne).  This lecture unpacks the implications of this view for understanding racial/ethnic identities.  Wat would it mean to think of race and ethnicity as part of social-material processes?  And what do conceptions of "flesh" in Caribbean poetry and religious studies contribute to this...

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2014 Apr 15

Crossing Paths: The Diversity in Mexico-U.S. Migration

4:30pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South S020

Crossing Paths: The Diversity in Mexico-US Migration
Filiz Garip
Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 15 at 4:30 pm
Belfer Case Study Room
CGIS South, S020
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Mexicans in the United States are a diverse population. But this diversity often gets lost in scholarly work and in the popular press. This lecture will explore the sources of the diversity in the...

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