Performing Latinidades: Latin@s in Film, Visual Arts and Performance
Latinos are becoming increasingly visible in the United States. According to the 2010 Census 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 seminar will explore visual, cinematic and performatic depictions of Latinidad in the U.S. to meditate on how Ethnic studies broadens our knowledge about contemporary American identities in the U.S. and the Global South. This seminar includes a trip to Museo del Barrio in NYC.