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Latinos Inside: A Symposium on Identity, Globalization and Citizenship

February 20, 2004
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Latinos Inside:  A Symposium on Identity, Globalization and Citizenship

"Latinos Inside: Identity, Globalization and Citizenship’" is a one-day symposium on current debates in Latino culture and politics.

Organized by Frances Negrón-Muntaner, and sponsored by Columbia's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and the Department of English and Comparative Literature, the symposium will be held on March 6, 2004, beginning at 9:30 AM, at the Kellogg Center, International Affairs Building, 15th Floor, 420 West 118th Street.

Symposium participants include several acclaimed Latino writers, prominent scholars working in Latino Studies, and influential public figures.

Among the guests are:

  • Rosario Ferré (author of National Book Award finalist, THE HOUSE ON THE LAGOON and LANGUAGE DUEL/DUELO DEL LENGUAJE)
  • Junot Díaz (author, DROWN)
  • Dolores Prida (playwright, 4 GUYS NAMED JOSE...AND UNA MUJER NAMED MARIA)
  • Jeffrey Farrow (co-chair of the White House Interagency Working Group on Puerto Rico under President Clinton)
  • Arlene Dávila (NYU)
  • Jorge Duany (University of Puerto Rico)
  • Juan Flores (City University of New York)
  • Nicole Marwell (Columbia University)
  • Suzanne Oboler (University of Illinois)
  • Angel Oquendo (University of Connecticut)
  • Gustavo Pérez-Firmat (Columbia University)
  • Raquel Rivera (CUNY)
  • Roberto Suro (Pew Hispanic Center)
  • Pablo Vila (University of Texas-San Antonio)
  • George Yúdice (NYU)

The conference will address such topics as current migration patterns, the new cultures emerging from the coming together of diverse Latino and non-Latino communities, the Puerto Rican status debate in the context of globalization, and the impact of "Latinization" on the work of creative writers.


For more information, please contact the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at 212-854-0507.

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