2015 Peliminary Program 

 The Preliminary Program is  available.

All final details will be available in the conference program.

Registered participants will receive the conference booklet once they have checked in.

All Plenaries are open to the public. For other events at NACCS see Events & Activities link.

Opening Plenary  11:40 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Chicana/o In/Civilities. Contestation y Lucha: Cornerstones of Chicana & Chicano Studies

Roberto D. Hernández. San Diego State University. The World Turned on its Head: Coloniality, Civility and the Decolonial Imperative.
Aureliano Desoto. Metropolitan State University. Inside the Dream Factory of Chicana/o Studies.
Cherríe Moraga.  Stanford University. Teaching as a Xicana with an X.
Moderator: Nelia Olivencia, NACCS Chair, 2015-2016

Plenary II: Frederick A. Cervantes Student Premio
Friday, April 17 10:30 a.m. – Noon


Jonathan Cortez. University of Texas at Austin.  “Occupying La Lomita: Claiming Chicana/o Space and Identity in Robstown, Texas." Undergraduate.
Jose de la Garza Valenzuela. Miami University. "Queer in a Legal Sense: The Ambiguous Sexual Citizen in Boutilier v. Immigration and Naturalization Service and Arturo Islas’ The Rain God.” Graduate.
Moderator: Aureliano DeSoto

Plenary III: Chicana
Saturday, April 18 –12:40 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Fuerte Hermandad: The Call for Healing and Resistance in Chicana/o Studies, our Institutions, and in our Communities

Maria Carolina Morales. Activist.
Yvette Flores-Ortiz. University of California, Davis.
Amrah Salomon J. University of California, San Diego.
Moderators: Samantha Rodriguez and Theresa Torres, Chicana Caucus chairs.



NACCS Scholar
Aida Hurtado, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Miguel Carranza. University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Book Award
Raúl Coronado, A World not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture, Harvard University Press, 2013.

The Antonia I. Castañeda Prize
Belinda Rincon. John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “Estas Son Mis Armas”: Lorna Dee Cervantes Poetic of Feminist Solidarity in the Era of Neoliberal Militarism.  WSQ: women’s Studies Quarterly 42(3&4):51-69.

Frederick A. Cervantes Student Premio Recipients
Jonathan Cortez. University of Texas at Austin.  Undergraduate.
Jose de la Garza Valenzuela. Miami University.  Graduate.


Community Recognition


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