Center for Latino and Latin American Studies to host webinar on decolonizing universities

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Patrick Murphy

The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies will host a webinar with Harvard professor Lorgia García Peña on Wednesday.

Jack Baudoin, Reporter

DeKALB – The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies will host a webinar called “From Theory to Practice: How Can Ethnic Studies Methodologies Help Decolonize the University,” with Harvard professor Lorgia García Peña on Wednesday.

García Peña is a Roy G. Clouse associate professor of romance languages and literature and of history and literature at Harvard University. Her studies cover a wide range of topics, including Latinx studies in global perspectives, Hispanic Caribbean literature and culture, performance studies, race and ethnicity, transnational feminism, migration, human rights, Dominican and Dominican diaspora studies,” according to Harvard’s official website

Her book, “The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nations and Archives of Contradictions,” which studies how both fictional and real stories can impact the racial and national identity of people, won many awards and accolades, including the 2017 National Women’s Studies Association Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize.

The free webinar, “From Theory to Practice: How Can Ethnic Studies Methodologies Help Decolonize the University,” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom and registration is required

Editors note: The headline of this story was updated at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday for accuracy from “Latino Resource Center to host webinar on decolonizing universities” to “Center for Latino and Latin American Studies to host webinar on decolonizing universities.”