Latinx Heritage Celebration

by Graduate Division Staff
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:15 PM

Check out this week's Latinx Heritage Celebration from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Featuring five virtual events over two days (Oct. 22-23):

Empowering Imaginaries and Engagement
Graduate Student Diversity, Inclusion and Development Committee School of Social Sciences
University of California, Irvine October 22-23, 2020
Faculty Event Contact: Ana Elizabeth Rosas,

Each event attendee should register here. Once registered, UCI will provide you with a link to the sessions that you registered for. Links for Thursday's sessions will be emailed today and for Friday on Thursday evening or Friday morning.



October 22, 2020

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Session I: Demystifying Generational Diversity
Gentefied (2020)
Screening and Discussion with Dr. Maria G. Rendon, Urban Planning and Public Policy, UC Irvine

Dr. Rendon is a sociologist who examines the integration process of Latino immigrants and their children in the United States. She is the author of the award winning, Stagnant Dreamers: How the Inner City Shapes the Integration of Second-Generation Latinos, a longitudinal study that follows a group of Latino young men as they transition to adulthood.


Dr. Ana Elizabeth Rosas, Chicano-Latino Studies and History, UC Irvine
Dr. Rosas is a Chicanx historian investigating the generative potential of the intergenerational emotive investments and ventures of Mexican immigrant families in Mexico and the United States.

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Session II: Inside the Scholar’s Studio with Dr. Maria G. Rendon centering on Stagnant Dreamers: How the Inner City Shapes the Integration of Second-Generation Latinos

Dr. Maria G. Rendon, Urban Planning and Public Policy, UC Irvine



October 23, 2020

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Session I: Imaginative Comparative and Relational Pathways

Dr. Isabela Seong Leong Quintana, Asian American Studies, UC Irvine

Dr. Quintana teaches and writes about Critical Relational and Comparative Ethnic Studies, with a focus on Asian American and Chicanx/Latinx histories.

Dr. Salvador Zarate, Anthropology, UC Irvine

Dr. Zarate’s research examines agriculture and extractive plant-based industries during the Jim Crow era by centering the labor histories of Latina and Black women reproductive laborers in ecological zones of exclusion, such as turpentine camps in Northwest Florida and cotton fields in the San Joaquin Valley.

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Session II: Connectivity, Boundaries, and Borders

Dr. Irene I. Vega, Sociology, UC Irvine

Dr. Vega’s research centers on the implementation politics of immigration control, racial group formation, and educational inequality. Her work appears in a number of edited volumes and journals, like Social Problems, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and American Behavioral Scientist.

Dan Bustillo, Visual Studies and Gender and Sexuality, UC Irvine

Dan is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Visual Studies program and student in the Graduate Feminist Emphasis in the Department of Gender and Sexuality at UC Irvine. Their work considers counter-security media practices rooted in the everyday that emerge from trans Latinx communities.

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Session III: Inside the Scholar’s Studio with Dr. Laura Enriquez centering on Of Love and Papers: How Immigration Policy Affects Romance and Family

Dr. Laura Enriquez, Chicano-Latino Studies, UC Irvine

Dr. Enriquez's research focuses on the educational, political, and social experiences of undocumented young adults and members of mixed-status families. Her book, Of Love and Papers, examines how immigration policies constrain the dating, marriage, and parenting experiences of undocumented young adults and limit intergenerational mobility within mixed- status families. She is currently a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.