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Virtual Conference Schedule

Sponsored by: MSU Denver’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion Organized by: Javiera Perez Gomez (Marquette) & Theresa Lopez (Susquehanna)

 

 
Friday 10/30/20: All times Mountain Time (MDT) 

8:00 – 8:15 am 

Virtual Coffee Bar 

8:15 – 8:30 am 

Welcoming Remarks 

8:30 – 9:45 am 

Keynote Address: “TBA” 

Alex Guerrero 

(Rutgers University) 

9:45  10:00 am 

Break 

 

Channel 1 

Channel 2 

10:00 – 10:40 am 

Did the Aztecs Have an Epistemological Problematic? 

Gabriel Zamosc-Regueros  

(University of Colorado, Denver) 

Structural Responsibility for Latin American Migration 

Corwin Aragon  

(Cal Poly Pomona) 

10:50 – 11:30 am 

Settler Colonialism and Cultural Destruction 

Alvaro Sottil  

(University of Michigan) 

How White Supremacy and Capitalism Affect Hip-Hop as a Hermeneutical Resource 

Eric Bayruns García  

(California State University, San Bernardino) 

 

11:30 – 11:45 am 

 

Break 

11:45 – 12:45 pm 

Navigating Academia as a Person of Color: Grad School and Beyond 

Lunch & Conversation with Michael Benitez (MSU Denver) 

12:45 – 1:00 pm 

Break  

1:00 – 1:50 pm 

Poster Presentations (breakout rooms) 

1:50 – 2:oo pm 

Break 

2:00 – 3:15 pm 

Keynote Address: Two Early Models of Latin American Identity: Mestizaje versus European Transplantation 

Susana Nuccetelli  

(St. Cloud State University) 

3:30 – 4:00 pm 

Virtual Happy Hour (breakout rooms) 

 


 

Saturday 10/31/20: All times Mountain Time (MDT) 

8:00 – 8:15 am 

Virtual Coffee Bar 

 

Channel 1 

Channel 2 

8:15 – 8:55 am 

Theorizing Racial Democracy 

Teófilo Reis  

(CUNY Graduate Center) 

Counterhegemonic Narrative Form in Face  

Katherine M. Villa  

(University of Miami) 

9:05 – 9:45 am 

 

Legal Rights for Rivers: From Biocultural Rights to Environmental Rights for Children and Future Generations 

Danny Marrero  

(Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) 

TBD 

 

 

9:45  10:00 am 

 

 

Break 

 

Channel 1 

Channel 2 

10:00 – 10:40 am 

No Reversal in Kant’s Foundational Moral Works: How III’s Main Argument and the KPV’s Fact of Reason Complement Each Other 

Santiago de Jesus Sanchez Borboa  

(University of Arizona) 

On Colonial Subsumption: Exteriority, Gender, and Capital 

Kenny Knowlton Jr.  

(University of Oregon) 

10:50 – 11:30 am 

 *What It’s Like to Be a _____: Why It’s Unethical to Use VR As an Empathy Nudging Tool 

Erick Jose Ramirez & Miles Elliott  

(Santa Clara University) 

The Silences of Bearing Witness: On Gloria Anzaldúa’s Decolonial Aesthetics 

Martina Ferrari  

(University of Oregon) 

 

 

11:30 – 12:00 pm 

 

 

Break 

12:00 – 1:15 pm 

Keynote Address: “…In the Borderlands you are the battleground…”[i]: June 12 and the Pulse of the Sacred 

Stephanie Rivera Berruz  

(Marquette University) 

1:15 – 1:30 pm 

Closing Remarks 

1:30 – 2:00 pm 

Virtual Happy Hour (with breakout rooms) 


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