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University of California, Santa Barbara
Graduate Student Colectiva
Reclaiming Our Bodies, Streets, and Communities:
Scholarship and Transformative Space
8:30am-9:30am Registration
@ The University Center Hub
9:30 to 9:45 Opening Speaker
Dr. Carl Gutiérrez-Jones, UC Santa Barbara
10:00 to 10:45 Session 1
Santa Barbara Mission room
(Trans)national Movements and Identities
1. Araceli Gonzalez-Flores. Militarization and State Repression in
Mexico: The case of Post-NAFTA Oaxaca
2. Marco A. Durazo. A Different Shade of Patriotism: Latinos, Military
Service, and National Identity
3. Jesse Diaz. Organizing the Brown Tide: “La Gran Epoca Primavera
2006” en Los Angeles
Discussant: Gabriela Soto-Laveaga, PhD
Flying A Studios Room
Popular Culture as Resistance
1. Cesar Rodriguez. Goin' Dumb in the Town: Oakland Youth in the
Crucible of Neoliberalism and Neoconservativism
2. William Calvo. Driving the Streets of Aztlan: LowNSlow
3. Jonathan Daniel Gomez. Where is the gig at? Creating space in East
LA with Latina/o Punk Rock Music
Discussant: Dolores Ines Casillas, PhD
11:00 to 11:45 Session 2
Flying A Studios Room
Immigrant Practices & Activism
1. Rogelio Garcia. Exodus to the Promised Land: The Role of Religious
and Civic Organizations in the Immigration Debate.
2. Eric M. Humel. The Succession of Tradition: A Study of the
Transition of Traditional Agricultural Knowledge
3. Hugo Santos. Penalty!: Soccer and Farm Workers in California's
Central Valley.
Discussant: Juan Vicente Palerm, PhD
Santa Barbara Mission Room
Nations, Bodies and Power Dynamics
1. Michael Calderon-Zaks. Census, Restriction, and Global Events:
Chicanos During the "Crisis of White Supremacy"
2. Ty Coronado. Biopolitics and the Immigrant Citizen/ Subject
3. Daniel Olmos. A Materialist Cultural Studies in a ‘State of
Discussant: Edwina Barvosa, PhD
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
University Center Hub
1:15 to 2:00 Keynote
Dr. Cindy Cruz, Cornell University
“Notes on Bodies, Pedagogy, and
@ Theater Dance 1701
2:15 to 3:15 Session 3
Flying A Studios Room
Higher Education
1. Jose A. Haro. Teaching and Learning: Considerations for Young
Teaching Assistants
2. Norma Ramirez. Educational Attainment: A Look into the Graduation
Rates of Latinos at the California State University
3. Tony Jimenez. Latinos in Higher Education Hopes and Dilemmas
Discussant: Tara J. Yosso, PhD
Santa Barbara Mission Room
Literature & Visual Arts
1. Misael G. Diaz. Y Tu Mama Tambien: Oedipal and Homoerotic
Attraction in the Context of Mexican Nationalism
2. Vanessa D. de Veritch Woodside. The Negotiation of a Hybrid
Existence: The Chicana Struggle against Patriarchy and
3. Elena Aviles. From Eye to I: Redeeming the Visual and Literary Self
in “Cuarteto Mexicano” by Pat Mora
4. Melinda Gandara. Ruben Ochoa: Transformative Space of Freeway
Wall Extractions
Discussant: Michelle P. Baca, M.A.
3:30 to 4:30 Session 4
Santa Barbara Mission Room
Chicano Identity
1. Oliver A. Rosales. To be a Chicano or not?: The Contemporary
Politics of naming & being Chicano in a California Community
2. Milo M. Alvarez. Towards a “Chicana/o Profundo” Based
Historiography: Understanding the Chicano Movement and the Brown
Berets of Aztlan in an Indigenous Context
3. Gustavo Licon. Becoming the "Main Influence": MEChA in the 1970s
and 1980s
4. Rachel R. Sarabia. Swinging for the Fences: An Exploration of the
Positive and Negative Effects of Latina Athletes’ Involvement in
Discussant: Ralph Armbuster-Sandoval, PhD
Flying A Studios Room
Roundtable Session
1. Ricardo Ortega. Got an IDEA?: AB540 Students at a Southern
California Campus
2. Amber Rose Gonzalez. Academia Semillas del Pueblo: Indigenous
Pedagogy in a Los Angeles Public School
3. Carissa Cortez. Marginality as a Space of Resistance
Facilitator: TBA
4:40 to 5:00 Closing Speaker
@ Theater and Dance 1701
Dr. Douglas Carranza, CSU Northridge
Closed Reception for Presenters, Discussants, Conference Staff
and Volunteers
@ Del Pueblo Café
5134 Hollister Ave (Magnolia Center)
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