Central American Diaspora in the DMV
Join us for a discussion on race in Latinx culture and literature.
Professor Ana Patricia Rodriguez will speak about the Central American diaspora in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. This community is composed of individuals who originate from seven countries: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Belize. The discussion will touch on the polical status of the region, immigration policies, and how the community is perceived in the United States. There will be a large focus on literature and reading lists will be provided.
This webinar will be hosted online via Zoom. Registration is required. Registrants will receive the Zoom webinar information within twenty four hours prior to the meeting.
Ana Patricia Rodríguez is associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and U.S. Latina/o Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she teaches courses in Latin American, Central American, and U.S. Latina/o literatures and cultures. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include Central American and U.S. Latina/o literatures and cultures; Central American cultural production in the U.S.; transnational migration and cultural production; diaspora studies; violence and postwar/trauma studies; gender studies; U.S. Latina/o popular culture; community-based research; and Latina/o education (K-16).
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This talk is presented as part of the APL's program series Beyond the Hashtag: Unlearning Racism, One Book at a Time. This group fosters a sustainable discussion around systemic racism while exploring these complex social dynamics through direct literary analysis and conversation.