Illinois State University will help celebrate Latino Heritage Month on Thursday, Sept. 15, by welcoming the director of the Latino and Latina Studies Program at Northwestern University Frances Aparicio.
Aparicio, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese, will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. in 133 Felmley Hall. Her talk, titled “Embodying Latinidad: Intra-Latino/a Subjects in Chicago,” is free and open to the public. Aparicio will discuss one of her current research topics, which unveils personal narratives of twenty intra-Latino/a youth in Chicago.
The author of the award winning book, Listening to Salsa, Aparicio has co-edited many anthologies on Latino cultural and literary studies. She is a well-known national public speaker, and her research has been widely published. She is currently working on two scholarly books: Chicago Latinidad: The MexiRican and other IntraLatino/a Subjects and The Subjects of Latinidad: Media, Globalization and Cultural Identities.
Aparicio’s visit is organized by the Illinois State’s Latin American and Latino Studies Program (LALS), the event is co-sponsored by the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) and Diversity Advocacy.