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Saturday, April 16 • 10:45am - 12:45pm
Sentimiento Vocal to Fan Voces
Lorena Alvarado, “Sonic Motherhood”
María Elena Cepeda and Alejandra Rosales, “An Indecent Proposal: Latino Masculinity and the Audience in Latina/o Music Video”
Lillian Gorman, “The Transcultural Flows of Bachata in Mexican Chicago: U.S. Latino/a Identity, Popular Music, and Latinidad”
Michelle Rivera, “Postracial Orientations of Latin Crossover: A Case Study of Pop Star ‘Nigga’/Flex”


Lorena Alvarado

Lorena Alvarado holds a PhD in Culture and Performance from UCLA. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar at Rice University’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Her manuscript, Corporealities of Feeling: Sentimiento, Feminism, and Transnationalism, develops a feminist theoretical framework of sentimiento (feeling and emotion) as vocal technique, gesture, and technology wherein Latina/o popular musicians radicalize notions... Read More →
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María Elena Cepeda

María Elena Cepeda is Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies at Williams College. Her research and teaching focus on the intersection of gender and ethno-racial identity in transnational Latina/o media and popular culture, media audiences, and personal aesthetics. Cepeda is the author of Musical ImagiNation: U.S.-Colombian Identity and the “Latin Music Boom” and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Latina/o... Read More →
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Lillian Gorman

Lillian Gorman is an Assistant Professor and Director of Spanish for Heritage Learners at the University of Arizona. Her research agenda is committed to engaging Latino/a cultural studies with sociolinguistics, and her research interests focus on issues of language and identity within U.S. Latino/a communities and U.S. Latino/a popular culture in the southwest and Chicago.  “The Transcultural Flows of Bachata in Mexican Chicago... Read More →
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Michelle Rivera

Michelle Rivera, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity and the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan. Her research spans latina/o studies, digital media, popular music, and fan studies. Rivera is interested ways Latinidad is represented in mainstream media and popular culture. “Postracial Orientations of Latin Crossover: A Case Study of Pop Star... Read More →

Alejandra Rosales

Alejandra Rosales recently graduated from Williams College with a degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, and a concentration in Latina/o Studies. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow she undertook various research projects that centered on women of color, media, and feminist issues. Currently, she serves as the Development Associate at the California Women’s Law Center, a legal non-profit dedicated to... Read More →

Saturday April 16, 2016 10:45am - 12:45pm
Hyatt House 201 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109

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