Spring 2014 is shaping up to be less busy in terms of travel, but I am excited to be presenting twice in March, once on campus and once abroad.
- Center for the Humanities Fellows Talk, March 20
- Queering ESOL Seminar 2: Sexual Migration and the ESOL Classroom, March 29
I am looking forward to attending the 8th meeting of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA8) in Vancouver this summer. You can find out more about the conference here: http://www.igala8.com
I am creating and teaching a new version of one of the Spanish program's culture & civilization survey course this semester focusing on U.S. Latina/os from a critical race/ethnicity/gender/sexuality approach. It promises to be a lot of work, but I'm inspired by the chance to reach out to mostly non-
Spanish majors with a goal of broadening their understanding of Latina/o experiences and cultural expression in the U.S. and their knowledge about the historical roots of current demographic realities, as well as deepening their comprehension of racial and ethnic diversity and institutional racism in the United States.
Of course, I'm still plugging away on my book manuscript, and I'm so pleased that the writing accountability group founded by my colleague Prof. Courtney Marshall is getting back together this semester after a break. The members of this group--Maya, Laura, Cristy, Siobhan and Courtney--are responsible for encouraging me to write the proposal for the book and apply for a Center for the Humanities Fellowship at UNH. I am so so thankful that I'll have this support to see me through the completion of the manuscript.