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Mark your calendars! Here’s a preview of our events for Fall 2022:

Joseph M. Pierce Virtual Talk: “Naked Indians: ‘Not as Revolting as One Might Think’”

September 8th @ 5PM EST

Description: Settlers have viewed Indigenous bodies as objects of erotic ambivalence. The Indian is naked in colonial eyes. And the nakedness of the Indian is itself a project of discovery in which the body is subjected to aesthetic and epistemological scrutiny. This scrutiny is not value neutral, and participates in the gendered dynamic by which Europeans imagined Indigenous peoples as naive and deviant, but also potentially beautiful. Amerigo Vespucci would write about the Indigenous women he observed, “they are not as revolting as one might think.” This and other depictions of indigenous bodies focus on the matter of the flesh but also how the unclothed Indian represents both an object of desire and revulsion. This presentation will discuss what the naked Indian means, and how Indigenous people have repurposed the significance of nakedness over time.

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A Night with Sones de México Ensemble

September 9th @ 11-12 & 6:30-7:30PM EST

Description: The Carolina Latinx Center, Latin American Business Association, UNC Latina/o Studies Program, & the Institute for the Study of the Americas present the Sones de México Ensemble Concert & Workshop! Sones de México Ensemble promotes a greater appreciation of Mexican folk and traditional music and culture through innovative performance, education, and dissemination. Sones de México Ensemble educates, researches, preserves, arranges, presents, performs, and disseminates Mexican folk and traditional music and dance to children and adults of all nationalities, physical abilities, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

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Kino Corner Film screening for Latinx Heritage Month

September 21st @ 8PM:

Description: As part of the Kino Corner Classics Series, view Ya No Estoy Aquí (2020) dir. Fernando Frías, screened at the Genome Sciences Building—Room 100.

Latinx Heritage Month

September 15-October 15:

Stay tuned for collaborations with the Carolina Latinx Center for Latinx Heritage Month! Including a Kick-Off Event in the Pit on Sept. 15 from 11-2PM, Keynote Address in the Great Hall on Oct. 5 at 7PM, and a closing Carnaval with Mi Pueblo on Oct. 15!

Ruth Conniff Guest Lecture

October 12th at 1pm

Description: Veteran journalist Ruth Conniff will join the students of UNC’s GLBL 703: Global Migration graduate seminar for a presentation and Q&A discussion of her new book, Milked: How an American Crisis Brought Together Midwestern Dairy Farmers and Mexican Workers.

RSVP here by October 7, 2022 to indicate your interest in attending this event. Questions should be directed to Dr. Angela Stuesse (

José David Saldívar Lecture: “The Birth of (Autohistoria) Teoría”

October 28th at 12pm

Description: Join the UNC-Duke Consortium working group on Latin(x) Trans-Oceanic Studies in welcoming José David Saldivar. The event will take place in Smith Warehouse, Bay 5 (FHI Amazon Lab) at Duke.

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“Native Gardens” Discussion Panel

October 30th at 4pm

Description: Playmakers is proud to stage their first Latinx play in history! Karen Zacarías’ “Native Gardens” will be staged from October 12-30th. The final show will include a panel discussion with former LSP program coordinator Geovani Ramírez, and undergraduate student ambassador, Talitha Moniz McMillion.

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“Coastal Voices” Research Symposium

November 9th at 5pm

Join us for our annual Research Symposium! This year’s theme is Coastal Voices (click here for the Call For Papers), and click here to learn more about our speakers.

Mary Pat Brady Hybrid Seminar

November 10th at 5pm

Description: Join us in welcoming Latinx studies scholar Mary Pat Brady to discuss her recent monograph Scales of Captivity. In collaboration with UNC’s department of Women’s and Gender Studies, ECL’s Critical Speakers Series, and the Carolina Latinx Center, we are excited to host a hybrid session with Dr. Brady on November 10th, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST. While Dr. Brady will be joining us remotely, participants are welcome to assemble at the in-person session held in Greenlaw 526B or over zoom. Registrants will receive electronic selections from Dr. Brady’s recent monograph from Duke UP, Scales of Captivity: Racial Capitalism and the Latinx Child (2022), for discussion with the author.

To read more and register, click here. Join over zoom or in-person in Greenlaw 526B

Daisy Hernández Virtual Talk

November 17th at 2pm

Description: Join the LSP and the Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies in welcoming Daisy Hernández, author of The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease (Tin House, 2021), which won the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and was selected as an inaugural title for the National Book Foundation’s Science + Literature Program. The book was named a top 10 nonfiction book of 2021 by Time magazine and was a finalist for the New American Voices Award. She has spoken about the subject of her book—neglected disease and racial disparities in healthcare—on MSBNC and also with the Carter Center and the Pan American Health Organization. Her memoir A Cup of Water Under My Bed (Beacon Press, 2014) won the IPPY Award for best coming-of-age memoir and Lambda Literary’s Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award. The memoir was also a Publishing Triangle Award finalist.

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