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Yolanda Padilla publishes Bridges, Borders, and Breaks: History, Narrative and Nation in Twenty-First Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla published a volume of critical essays that she co-edited titled Bridges, Borders, and Breaks: History, Narrative and Nation in Twenty-First Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism. The essays reveal how "Chicana/o" defines a literary critical sensibility as well as a political one, and show how this view can yield new insights about the status of Mexican Americans, the legacies of colonialism, and the ongoing prospects for social justice.

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Yolanda Padilla presents at Casa de las Américas

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla presented  at a colloquium hosted by Casa de las Américas in Havana, Cuba.  Her paper, “Hemispheric Letradas: Gender, the Mexican Revolution, and Transnational Critique on the U.S.-Mexico Border” argues ...

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IAS faculty members and students participate in UW Ferguson and Beyond teach-in

Several IAS faculty and students participated in the UW-wide teach-in, “Ferguson and Beyond: Race, State Violence, and Activist Agendas for the 21st Century,” which was written up in the Seattle Times.  IAS faculty members Dan Berger and Scott Kurashige presented on the panel "The Past is Always Present: Contextualizing US State Violence," and Wadiya Udell moderated the panel "#Blacklivesmatter: A Universal Call for Social Justice." 

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