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Challenging Traditional Curatorial Practices

Historicizing Narratives

Borders and Diasporas

Aesthetics Beauty

The Body: The Real and the Symbolic

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Have We Arrived? Class, Museum Culture and Mexican-America" Keynote Speech by Jose E. Limon


Challenging Traditional Curatorial Practices

Contesting Cinco de Mayo: Cultural Politics and Commercialization of the Postwar Fiesta by José M. Alamillo

Conceptions and Representations of Latinos and Mainstream Museums in the United States by Mary Elizabeth Avila

Arriving at the River’s Edge: Curatorial Trends in L.A. by reina alejandra prado saldivar

Passing on Latinidad: An Analysis of Critical Responses to El Museo del Barrio’s Pan-Latino Mission Statements by Yasmin Ramirez

Historicizing Narratives

Aztlan in Arizona:  Civic Narrative and Ritual Pageantry in Mexican America by Dolores Rivas Bahti, Ph.D.

Constructing Race through Visual Culture: Medicalized Representations of Mexican Communities in Early-Twentieth-Century Los Angeles by Natalia Molina

Identifying Mestizo Phenomena: Representation and Reclamation of Mestisaje’s Foothold by Estévan Rael-Gálvez, Ph.D,

Projections of Homeland: Remembering the Civil War in El Salvador by Ana Patricia Rodríguez


Borders and Diasporas

“Cultural Memory in the Rituals of the Mexican Diaspora in the United States: the role of the corridos about immigration played by conjuntos norteños and the aesthetics of the bailes norteños” by Martha Idalia Chew-Sanchez

Latinization:  A Cultural History of Latinos’ Contributions to Central Arizona by Angelica M. Docog, PhD


Aesthetics: Beauty

Integrating the Museum: Contemporary Latino Art in Context by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

Catwoman vs. The Leafblower: Lowriders, Power Tools and Latino Aesthetics by C. Ondine Chavoya

Chicana Critical Pedagogies: Chicana Art as Critique and Intervention by Judith Huacuja Pearson

The Cyber Arte Exhibition: A Curator’s Journey Through Community and Controversy by Tey Marianna Nunn, Ph.D

The Chicanization of Mexican Calendar Art by Tere Romo


The Body: The Real and the Symbolic

Racialized Identity: Perceptions of body in “The Story of My Body” by Melba I. Amador

Embodied Archives: Dance, Memory, and the Performance of Latinidad by Ramón H. Rivera-Servera

Border-Crossers and Zeroes: Violence and Identity in Elia Arce’s performances and Robert Karimi’s “Self-the Remix” by Gustavo Adolfo Guerra Vasquez

Bodies of Evidence: Representation and Recognition on the Mexican Border by John McKiernan-Gonzalez


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