A presentation by advanced seminar co-chairs Phillip Gonzales, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico and Renato Rosaldo, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, New York University.
The citizenship status and sense of national belonging have been historically vexed questions for people of Mexican descent in the United States. The participants in this seminar are applying analytical lenses and concepts to consider the various ways in which the meaning of citizenship in the case of Mexican Americans is being impacted by the political regime introduced with the election of Donald Trump.
Co-chairs Alex E. Chavez, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame and Gina M. Perez, Professor, Department of Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College.
Latinx communities have long histories of organizing and responding to dangerous and uncertain times. The scholars participating in this SAR advanced seminar explore the struggles facing a range of Latinx communities, as well as their varied examples of resistance politics, activism, and organizing. With research based in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Chicago, Ohio, and New York, the scholars’ work affirms the need for engaged ethnographic practice across space, time and national borders and raise important questions both about new directions for scholarly work in Latinx Studies and hopeful possibilities for most just futures.