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International Talk Slated for July

May 20, 2014

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Monica Hanna

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Monica Hanna, assistant professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, will present an essay titled "U.S. Latin@ Journalists Chronicle Latin America: Cultural Capital and Representational Power" at the 2014 Tepoztlán Institute for Transnational History of the Americas.

According to the abstract of Hanna's paper: "Much as boom writers in 20th-century Latin America debated how to represent a seemingly unbelievable hemispheric reality to the world, so too 21st-century U.S. Latin@ writers are grappling with this question as it relates to a transnational people. ... This paper examines their use of the chronicle, with its transnational and transhistorical genealogy. It considers how they deploy their cultural capital to reinforce or reshape models of national and transnational involvement and representations."

Hanna, a campus faculty member since 2012, earned her doctorate from City University of New York. The July 23-30 program will be held in Tepoztlan, Mexico.

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