The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative

Latino Research Initiative Fellows (2018–2019)


Jesse Alemán

Project Title: Wars of Rebellion

“’Wars of Rebellion’ maintains that the U.S. Civil War set the stage for the emergence and transformation of trans-American latinidades in the United States.”

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Amy Sara Carroll

Project Title: Global Mexico’s Coproduction

“’Global Mexico’s Coproduction’ forms part of a trilogy that I am writing on Mexican-US art, cinema, and literature, which includes REMEX: Toward an Art History of the NAFTA Era, and another incipient project on mid-twentieth century ‘greater Mexico’ poetry, art, and advertising.

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Eithne Luibhéid

Project Title: ‘Why Don’t They Just Get in Line?’: Immigration, Deportability, and Queer Intimacies

“…this book theorizes these developments as involving social, political, economic, and affective realignments that comprise an ‘orientation toward deportation.’ It explores the extent to which LGBTQ anti-deportation protests succeed in redirecting the orientation toward other ways of living and thriving together.

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Víctor M. Macías-González

Project Title: Latinos in the Emergence of Gay Community and Identity in San Antonio, Texas, 1930s–1960s

“… the long-term influence of familism in Latino historical research has reinforced a heteronormativity that has excluded homosexuals from community histories, with the exception of oral historians and community activists. This project addresses these historiographic gaps and explores the role of Latinos in the development of San Antonio’s gay and lesbian community ca.1930s–1960s.”

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