Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

Job Talk: Lorena Muñoz

"Bar Tasco: Queer Latina Immigrant Vendor’s Mestiza Consciousness”

Fri, February 5, 2016 | GWB 2.206 (Gordon-White Building Multipurpose Room)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Job Talk by Lorena Muñoz
Job Talk by Lorena Muñoz

The Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS) presents a job talk by Lorena Muñoz, entitled, "Bar Tasco: Queer Latina Immigrant Vendor’s Mestiza Consciousness."

This presentation builds on Anzaldúa’s (1987) framework of mestiza consciousness, to elucidate how queer Latina immigrant vendor’s space and place are entangled with collisions of social worlds, that crash in violent ways and produce new ways of adapting, producing and knowing/understanding the world we live in, a framework I name geography of collisions. Thus, I argue that the vendor’s mestiza consciousness is a spatial-temporal process, by exploring Bar Tasco—a queer Latinx immigrant bar in Los Angeles—as a physical space, where transformations of the self occurs, elucidating the multiple wounds of temporal oppressions that informs these ephemeral transformations into material processes of every day life.

Sponsored by: The Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS)

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