Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Luis Urrieta, Jr. – Contested ethnoracial constructions of indigeneity amidst a mothers' movement for education in Central Mexico

Monday, January 28, 2019

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, 111 Thayer Street

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Luis Urrieta, Jr. is Professor of Cultural Studies in Education. He is (by courtesy) affiliated faculty in the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), the Native American & Indigenous Studies Program (NAIS), and the Lozano Long-Benson Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), at the University of Texas at Austin. Urrieta's research interests center around 1) cultural and racial identities, 2) agency as social and cultural practices, 3) social movements and collective action related to education, and 4) learning in family and community contexts. He is specifically interested in Chicanx, Latinx, and Indigenous (P'urhépecha) cultures and identities, activism as a social practice in educational spaces, in oral and narrative traditions in qualitative research, and Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies.

Introduction by Daina Sanchez, Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Part of the Sawyer Seminar event series

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies