on Latina Feminism
The Roundtable on Latina Feminism is a Latina space dedicated to the discussion of all issues related to Latina and Latin American Feminisms. We welcome Latinas and their allies to engage in critical, creative, and supportive discussions. Too many academic conferences are based on a model which prioritizes competitive, agonistic discussions. We wish to make room for alternative encuentros in which we share ideas, forge connections and learn from one another. Our first meeting was in 2006.
“I cannot overemphasize how important I consider these gatherings to be, and how important I consider the yearly format that has been developing. I have long and continuously been engaged with U.S. Latina scholars in other formats and venues (professional organizations in various disciplines), many of them centering the feminist, queer, U.S. woman of color perspective. Nothing has quite emerged in that centers cross- or comparative Latina research in a fashion quite as interdisciplinary and national, thus allowing for both a measurement of the state of the art, a kind of “Aha, here we are! and in so doing, simultaneously allowing for an important intellectual leap at individual and collective levels.
Laura E. Pérez, University of California, Berkeley
For more information contact Roundtable organizer and founder
Mariana Ortega at email@example.com