Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS Faculty Research Pláticas: Cary Cordova and Luis Urrieta, Jr.

Wed, November 9, 2011 | Meeting Room (1.106), Student Activity Center, The University of Texas at Austin

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) will host the second 2011-2012 CMAS Faculty Research Plática on Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

Latina Magazine Has Food Issues, Cary Cordova, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies.

This plática will analyze the ubiquitous love of Latina curves and fear of Latin fat. More specifically, the platica uses the pages of Latina magazine to examine the conflicted and contradictory representations of Latina bodies and Latin food that pervade U.S. popular culture.

Familia and Comunidad-Based Saberes: From Rural Mexico to U.S. Schools, Luis Urrieta, Jr, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

This plática explores how children and youth learned indigenous heritage saberes through intent community participation in Nocutzepo, Mexico. The familia and comunidad-based saberes were valuable for skills acquisition, but most important for learning indigenous forms of belonging, responsibility, and integration into adult life.

The 2011-2012 CMAS Faculty Research Pláticas are presented by CMAS faculty affiliates who have been awarded a CMAS Faculty Research Fellowship during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies

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