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Fourth Annual Conference on Hispanic and Latin American Topics

Overview

Western Colorado University’s CALL Department and Spanish program are excited to host the fourth annual Conference on Hispanic and Latin American Topics. Students and guest speakers will present research to help inform and engage the public on timely and important Hispanic and Latin American social, political, and cultural topics. All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join us on November 17.

Additional Information

This conference brings together undergraduate students and professors at Western who are interested in Hispanic and Latin American topics. It focuses primarily on the languages, literatures, and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Interdisciplinary submissions will also be accepted from related areas including service learning, cross-cultural experiences, foreign language methodology, and others.

We invite students, faculty and staff at Western to submit an abstract to Dr. Lorena Gómez (lgomez@western.edu). Please send a one-page abstract of approximately 100 words as a Microsoft Word document that clearly identifies the aim(s) of the paper, the rationale of the study and finding (if applicable). Since we recognize that not all papers will be completed when submitting the proposal, “works in progress” will be accepted.

Send the proposal/abstract via email to Lorena Gómez at lgomez@western.edu by Oct. 13, 2021. Include your name, institutional affiliation, and email address, as well as a brief biography
and any kind of technology needed. All presentations will have a 10-minute limit.

Abstracts and papers may be submitted in Spanish and English. There is no fee to register, but you will have to buy your own lunch. For questions, please contact Lorena Gómez, Ph.D. at lgomez@western.edu or 970.943.2306.

Schedule

TimeSouth Ballroom. Historia, salud y lenguaje. Dr. Lorena Gómez
10-10:10 a.m.Koy Fischer: La Historia, civilización y cultura de Chile.
10:10-10:20 a.m.Caroline Benney: El movimiento chicano en los Ángeles.
10:20-10:30 a.m.Makenna Sherpard: La historia del tequila en México.
10:30-10:40 a.m.Canyon Jarbo: La salud del medio ambiente en la comunidad.
10:40-10:50 a.mLaisha Flores: Dichos, refranes o expresiones culturales
10:50-11 a.m.Conversación

TimeSouth Ballroom. Educación, cine y cultura. Marketa Zubkova
11-11:10 a.m.Gissely Rodríguez: La historia de los juegos de cartas.
11:10-11:20 a.m.Stephenie Barstad: Mi experiencia en Juárez, México.
11:20-11:30 a.m.Emma Berg: La importancia de la educación bilingüe.
11:30-11:40 a.m.Makenna McIntosh: El valor de las artes liberales.
11:40-11:50 a.m.Isabella Heinmiller: El universo cinematográfico de Marvel.
11:50 a.m. – 12 p.m.Conversación

Lunch: 12 – 1 p.m.

TimeSouth Ballroom.  Actualidad latinoamericana. Dr. Lorena Gómez
1-1:10 p.m.Emma Latta: Los beneficios de aprender un segundo idioma
1:10-1:20 p.m.Daniel Carr: Las acciones y consecuencias de Los Estados Unidos en Latinoamérica.
1:20-1:30 p.m.Karina Davalos Morales: La desigualdad de género en el deporte.
1:30-1:40 p.m.Chas Hammaker: ¿Quién es Latino en los Estados Unidos?
1:40-1:50 p.m.Casey Elnicki: El Sistema penitenciario en España
1:50-2 p.m.Conversación

KeynoteSouth Ballroom from 2-3 p.m. Professor Jack Lucido and Marketa Zubkova
2-3 p.m.Dr. Ernesto Sagás: Keynote Address Title: Latino Colorado: Local/Regional Trends & the 2020 Census

Keynote Speaker

This year’s theme is Latino Colorado: Local/Regional Trends & the 2020 Census. It features keynote speaker Dr. Ernesto Sagás, Professor of Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University. Dr. Sagás specializes in Latin American racial politics (specifically the Spanish Caribbean), Latinx politics, race/ethnicity in the American West, and U.S. immigration policies. Currently, he is completing a book manuscript on Latinos in Colorado. He is also a political analyst for Univisión Colorado, commenting on issues ranging from U.S. domestic politics and elections to foreign affairs, and he has been interviewed by local, national, and international media outlets in both English and Spanish.

This year’s theme is Latino Colorado: Local/Regional Trends & the 2020 Census. It features keynote speaker Dr. Ernesto Sagás, Professor of Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University. Dr. Sagás specializes in Latin American racial politics (specifically the Spanish Caribbean), Latinx politics, race/ethnicity in the American West, and U.S. immigration policies. Currently, he is completing a book manuscript on Latinos in Colorado. He is also a political analyst for Univisión Colorado, commenting on issues ranging from U.S. domestic politics and elections to foreign affairs, and he has been interviewed by local, national, and international media outlets in both English and Spanish.

Webinar

Dr. Sagás’ presentation will be available to join via a webinar for those who cannot attend in person. To join this webinar, click here.

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