Early to the Party: Anticipating Latinx Studies

Marissa López


Professor Marissa López is Associate Professor of English and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA. She studies Chicana/o literature from the 19th century to the present with an emphasis on 19th century Mexican California. She is currently at work on Racial Immanence, a monograph about uses of the body and affect in Chicano cultural production. Professor López is the current Vice President of the Latina/o Studies Association, a past Associate Director of UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center, past chair of UCLA’s Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity, and past chair of the MLA's Executive Committee on Chicana/o Literature.


What counts as early, and what counts as American? How do our answers to these questions influence our scholarly and pedagogical labors along with the broader structure of our scholarly field (or fields)?This roundtable will... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Marissa López (UCLA)

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P54 » Beyond Early, Beyond American (15:45 - Friday, 23rd March, Fiesta III-IV)

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