The Fronteridades Lectures Series program brings a cohort of emerging and established border scholars with interdisciplinary, theoretical expertise to understand transborder dynamics from multiple locations better. The Fronteridades Lecture Series builds on the 2019-2021 program to highlight the underrepresented voices of border scholars, artists, and organizers. The series fosters cross-regional dialogue and collaboration, bringing together scholars to share ideas in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences.
Spring 2023 Fronteridades Lecture Series Events
Stories of Migration: Dr. Irasema Coronado
March 30th, 2023
At this Fronteridades Lecture Series, Dr. Irasema Coronado lead a panel discussion on her book Children Crossing Borders, Latin American Migrant Childhoods, with contributors and co-authors, Dr. Alejandra J. Josiowicz, and Marissa Bejarano-Fernbaugh.
The panel discussion spoke on the crafting and stories of migrant and refugee children, children of deportees, their experiences, the legislation and policies that affect them, and the cultural and literary production on them.
Spring 2022 Fronteridades Lecture Series Events
Meet Maria Hinojosa: Book Signing and Q&A
April 19, 2022
Details for the event:
- Time: 12:00 PM (MST)
- Place: Student Union Memorial Center, Kiva Theater Auditorium
- Registration: Meet Maria Hinojosa: Q&A and Book Signing
An evening with Maria Hinojosa: Crossing Borders and Building Futures
April 18, 2022
UArizona Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry will be hosting speaker Maria Hinojosa as part of the Fronteridades Lecture Series for a lecture open to the public on representation in the media.
In this lecture Hinojosa will be speaking on the need for representation in the media, sharing her personal experience as a reporter who was the first Latina in many newsrooms, and speaking about her recent book Once I Was You.
The Fronteridades Lectures series, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, highlights the underrepresented voices of border scholars, artists, and organizers. The lecture series fosters cross-regional dialogue and collaboration and brings together scholars to share ideas in the fields of the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences.
Details for the event:
- Time: Doors open 5:30 PM, Lecture begins at 6:00 PM
- Place: Health Sciences Innovation Building
- 1670 E. Drachman St, Tucson, AZ 85719
- Registration: An evening with Maria Hinojosa: Crossing Borders and Building Futures Tickets, Mon, Apr 18, 2022 at 5:30 PM | Eventbrite
Lecture Series with Dr. Rosanna Reguillo
April 6, 2022
Dr. Rosanna Reguillo is joining us virtually from ITESO, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara on April 6th at 5:30 PM, where she will be giving a lecture titled, De la Narcomaquina a la Necromaquina: reflexiones y propuestas.
Lecture is in Spanish, English translation will be provided.
Fall 2021 Fronteridades Lecture Series Events
Fronteras Fisicas Y Metaforicas: Del Cruce Cotidiano Al Academico with Dr. Maria Socorro Tabuenca
November 29-30, 2021
Dr. María Socorro Tabuenca, a Professor of Spanish and former chair of the Department of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Texas, El Paso spoke on her work which elaborates on how the borderlands have inspired, encouraged, and impacted her personal and academic life.
She reflects on how physical and metaphorical borders may define our personal pathways and can have an impact in our lives since childhood through our adulthood.
Lecture presentation will be in Spanish - English translation will be provided
Transborder Community Radio, in collaboration with KXCI Community Radio
November 3, 2021
Dr. Sonia Robles, assistant professor at the University of Delaware and Dr. Monica De La Torre from Arizona State University both joined us for a virtual lecture series where both discussed the history, impact, and experience in community radio on the border on Wednesday, Novemebr 3rd at 5:30 MST.
Social Media: @RoblesSonia2 @doctora_moni
- Transborder Community Radio Watch the Recording Chicana/o Radio Archive – Documenting and Preserving Chicana/o Community Radio Histories (wordpress.com)
- Webinar Registration - Zoom
- UArizona awarded $400,000 NEH grant, supports launch of Border Lab Summer Institute and Cultural Heritage programs | Confluencenter
Del Otro Lado: Narratives of (Dis)Placement with Dr. Norma Elia Cantú
September 20, 2021
Dr. Norma Elia Cantú is joining us from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas where she will discuss and explore the narratives of the many who arrive daily at the border, including her own story. Her lecture includes a braided essay with poetry, history, and folklore intertwined into a coherent metanarrative. The lecture was held on Monday, September 27th at 5:30 pm MST.
Social Media: @normaelia
Links mentioned in video:
- Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico- Trinity University Press (tupress.org)
- Border Lab Graduate Fellowships | Confluencenter (arizona.edu)
- Graduate Fellowships | Confluencenter (arizona.edu)
Fall 2020 Fronteridades Lecture Series Events
Translating Blackness: The Vaivenes and Migrations of Black Latinidad – a virtual discuss with Dr. Lorgia García Peña
November 9, 2020
Dr. Lorgia García Peña, Associate Professor at Harvard University and author of The Borders of Dominicanidad will be giving a virtual talk and discussion of Black Latinidad as an epistemology, as a way of understanding and producing knowledge from the site off unbelonging from “the unfinished project of emancipation.” The lecture was held on November 9th, 4-5pm MST.