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UMass

Boston Sociology Presents

HUMAN RIGHTS, BORDERLANDS, AND THE POETICS OF APPLIED SOCIAL THEORY:

Engaging with Gloria Anzaldúa in Self and Global Transformations

April 5-6, 2006 • The Ryan Lounge • McCormack Bldg. University of Massachusetts Boston

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2006

8:30-9:00

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

9:00-9:30

WELCOMING AND OPENING STATEMENTS

see Music Performances: Wed. 6:15 pm: “Aché Otán” Th. 6:15 pm: Corey Dolgon

  • Donna Kuizenga, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, UMass Boston

  • Winston Langley, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Political Science and International

Relations, UMass Boston

9:30-11:15

PANEL 1: Borderlands of Language and Culture

  • Tereza Kynclová, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic “Language’s Liberating Potentials and Literary Techniques in Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera

    • The New Mestiza”

  • Paola Zaccaria, Dept. of Linguistica, letteratura e filologia Università di Bari “Translating Borders, Performing Transnationalism”

  • Kelly C. MacDonald, Graduate Student, American Studies, UMass Boston “Growing Up Hyphenated: The Newest Generation of Cuban-Americans”

  • Panayota Gounari, Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics, UMass Boston “How to Tame a Wild Tongue: Language Rights in the U.S.”

  • Glenn Jacobs, Associate Professor, Sociology, UMass Boston “Finding the Center: Anzaldúa’s Development of a Transculturative Master Narrative”

  • Jorge Capetillo-Ponce (panel chair), Assistant Professor, Sociology, UMass Boston “On Gloria Anzaldúa's Methodology in Borderlands/La Frontera – The New Mestiza

11:30-1:00

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

g AnaLouise Keating, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies, Texas Woman’s University “From Borderlands and New Mestizas to Nepantla and Nepantleras: Anzaldúan Theories for Social Change”

g Gloria González-López, Assistant Professor, Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin “Transnational Feminisms and Epistemologies: Anzalduan Theories and Sociological Research with Sexual Abuse Survivors in Mexico”

1:00-2:00

LUNCH

2:00-3:15

PANEL 2A (Concurrent Breakout Session): Borderlands in Education

  • Haroldo Fontaine, Doctoral Student, Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Florida State University “... y no se lo tragó la tierra: a bilingual analysis in terms of Mikhail Bakhtin's Discourse in the Novel

  • Ruth Nicole Brown, 2005-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “Crossing Borders and Creating Connections: Stories of Mentoring African American Girls”

  • Estelle Disch (panel chair), Professor, Sociology, UMass Boston

“Gloria Anzaldúa in the Classroom: Exploring Borderlands Within”

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