Thursday, September 26, 2013

Losing Sonia Sotomayor: An “American” Life After Multiculturalism

University of Maryland, College Park

Latin American Studies Center
Latino Heritage Month Lecture
Losing Sonia Sotomayor:
An “American” Life After Multiculturalism
Dr. Lázaro Lima
E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts
Professor of Latin American and Iberian Studies
Professor of American Studies
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
1208 Knight Hall

 Based on his forthcoming biography of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, University of Richmond Professor, Lázaro Lima will explore how Sotomayor's life story is admired in American culture as a fulfillment of an exhausted "American dream." With critical questions of inclusion, social mobility, and assimilation, Lima creates a chronological narrative through the social, historical, and cultural happenings that surround the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. Lázaro Lima is a scholar of US Latino Studies and American Studies at the University of Richmond where he holds the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts. He received his PhD from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland. Lima’s teaching, research, and scholarship focus on the historical, literary, and visual technologies of representation that emerged after the US-Mexican War (1846-48). He is particularly interested in interpretive strategies informed by American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Gender Studies methodologies that link forms of cultural engagement (filmic, performative, literary, artistic, and corporeal) to the conditions that enable their production and reception.    This event is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Center and the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences. For more information about this event please contact the Latin American Studies Center at or by phone at 301-405-6459. See our Facebook event page for a full description.

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