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Yolanda Padilla and Janelle Silva honored at UW Latinx Faculty Recognition

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IAS faculty members Yolanda Padilla and Janelle Silva have been selected for recognition at the 3rd Annual Latinx Faculty Recognition Event on May 2nd. This year, 33 Latinx faculty across the tri-campuses of the University of Washington were selected. Twenty-four of the honorees are from the UW Seattle campus, five honorees from UW Bothell, and four honorees from UW Tacoma.

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Yolanda Padilla presents on "Latinx Modernist Field Imaginaries"

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla presented her work on a panel titled "Latinx Modernist Field Imaginaries" at the Modernist Studies Association conference in Columbus, Ohio. The panel explored Latinx modernisms as a set of challenges both to modernist studies broadly construed and to Latinx studies internally. Padilla argued for the importance of the Spanish-language press in ...

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Yolanda Padilla publishes "Borderland Letrados: La Crónica, the Mexican Revolution, and Transnational Critique on the U.S.-Mexico Border"

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla published an essay in a special issue of the journal English Language Notes on "Latinx Lives in Hemispheric Context." Titled "Borderland Letrados: La Crónica, the Mexican Revolution, and Transnational Critique on the U.S.-Mexico Border," the essay examines the contributions of border Mexicans to La Crónica, an influential Laredo, Texas newspaper. These writers engaged the Mexican nation from positions of opposition during the Mexican Revolution, while also contending with Anglo American nativist imperatives, which ...

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IAS faculty present at Latinx Studies Association Conference

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IAS faculty members Jade Power-SotomayorJosé Fusté, and Yolanda Padilla presented at the Latinx Studies Association Conference in Washington, D.C. Jade Power-Sotomayor presented a paper titled: “Zumba and its Discontents: The Extravagance and Ordinariness of Embodied Latinidad” as part of a panel titled "From Broadway to Zumba: Performing Latinidades Across Sound and Body." José I. Fusté presented a paper titled "María’s Uncounted: Accounting for Boricua Subalternities in the Face of (Un)natural Disasters and Debt Colonialism” as part of a panel titled "Afro-Latinx Studies Now ...

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Yolanda Padilla publishes "Literary Revolutions in the Borderlands: Transnational Dimensions of the Mexican Revolution and its Diaspora in the United States"

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla published a book chapter, "Literary Revolutions in the Borderlands: Transnational Dimensions of the Mexican Revolution and its Diaspora in the United States," in The Cambridge History of Latina/o Literature. Padilla's chapter uses what she calls a transnational Chicanx studies framework to analyze literary responses to the Revolution by Mexicans in the United States. Taken together, the diverse writings  ...

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