Performing Latinidades: Latin@s in Film, Visual Arts and Performance
Latinos are becoming increasingly visible in the United States. According the Census (2010), in New Brunswick, NJ 49.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latin@. As a consequence, Latinos are becoming increasingly visible in cinema, television, visual arts and performance, and they are a central element in the definition of U.S. Americanness. This Byrne seminar will explore visual, cinematic and performatic depictions of Latinidad in the U.S. to meditate on how Ethnic studies broaden our knowledge about contemporary American identities in the U.S. and the Global South.