2017 Conference Program

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pre-Conference Event

7:00pm: Madison Theater, 1036 Madison Ave

Film Screening and Discussion:  Hija de la Laguna/Daughter of the Lake


Friday, March 3, 2017

2:00pm-4:00pm: Fine Arts 146

Conference opening

Keynote Speaker with Q&A: Prof. Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Rutgers U


4:30pm-6:00pm: Lecture Center 04

(Per)Forming Decolonial Resistance

Luis Paredes, PhD LACS (2015) 

Gabe Sanchez UAlbany


Saturday, March 4, 2017

9:30am-11:00am: Humanities 132

Public Policy and Imperial Undertones

Anyeline Mejia, UAlbany

“Negotiating the Cultural and Legal Boundaries of Blackness in the Dominican Republic”

Emma Mackey, San Diego State

Law 348: The Struggle to End Violence Against Women in Bolivia

Ildefonso Correas Apelanz, UAlbany

“Resolver, Bregar, Resistir: The Manichean World in the Relations of Cuba and the U.S.”


11:15pm-12:30pm: Humanities 133

LGBTQ Activism Here, There, and Everywhere

Gabby Santos- In Our Own Voices, an LGBTQ advocacy group in Albany

Cynthia Melendez, UConn

“Constructing Spaces of Queer Latinidad in Peru through Artivism and Testimonio”

Michael Stephens, Binghamton U

“Run to the Gully: Structural Escape of Jamaican Queer Communities under the Neoliberal Turn”


12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch


1:30pm-2:45pm: Humanities 132

Rethinking Memories of (Internal) Colonialism

Katrina Abad, UAlbany

“Artistic Film Interpretation of Literary Piece: Yo fumo puros como mi abuela”

Jorge Juan Rodriguez V, Union Theological Seminary

The Gospel of Colonization: The U.S. Colonization of Puerto Rico as a Protestant Missionary Project”

Aminah Wallace, UAlbany

Re-mixing the Revolution: The Garvey Movement, The New Negro Movement and the Making of Contemporary Struggles”


3:00pm-4:00pm: Humanities 133

UAlbany LACS Faculty Plenary

Prof. Pedro Caban, Chair-Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies

Prof. Glyne Griffith, Chair-Department of English

Prof. Ruth Felder, Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies

Prof. Johana Londono, Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies

Prof. Gabriel Hetland, Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies


5:00pm-6:00pm: Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail St, Albany

Keynote Performance: Denice Frohman


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