Skip to main content

Translation as Feminist Collaboration

January 19, 2021

Translation as Feminist Collaboration: A Conversation with Cristina Rivera Garza, Lauren Hook, and Sarah Booker

Speaker: Cristina Rivera Garza, Lauren Hook, and Sarah Booker

Join us for a conversation on the exploration of literary translation from a feminist perspective. This virtual event will address questions of how translation illuminates diverse understandings of gender and sexuality. Speakers participating in the conversation are Cristina Rivera Garza, a 2020 Macarthur Fellow and one of the most prominent Mexican authors writing today; Lauren Hook, the interim director and publisher of The Feminist Press; Sarah Booker, a PhD student in Romance Studies at UNC and an accomplished translator. A text that the talk will focus on is Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country, written by Rivera Garza, edited by Hook, and translated by Booker. This event is sponsored by the Working Group on Gender and Sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean, Duke Cultural Anthropology, and the Carolina Conference on Romance Studies. Register at here to receive the meeting sign-on information.

Date: January 22, 2021
Time: 5:00pm

Translation as Feminist Collaboration: A Conversation with Cristina Rivera Garza, Lauren Hook, and Sarah Booker

ISA Graduate Symposium

December 16, 2020

ISA Graduate Symposium

A talk by Mireya Soledad Jamal and Mark Levine (UNC).

Date: March 29, 2021
Time: 6:00pm

Aging, Loss, and Geological Change in Cristina Henríquez’s ‘The World in Half’

December 16, 2020

Aging, Loss, and Geological Change in ‘The World in Half’

Speaker: Dr. Ariana Vigil

This talk is presented by Prof. Ariana Vigil of the UNC Department of Women and Gender Studies as part of the ISA Faculty Lecture Series. Dr. Vigil’s teaching and research focus on Latinx literature and culture. In particular, her work examines how gender, race, sexuality, and class are deployed in various national and transnational contexts. Click here to register.

Date: April 12, 2021
Time: 5:30pm

Aging, Loss, and Geological Change in 'The World in Half'

Global Career Night 2021

December 16, 2020

Global Career Night 2021

Hear from a virtual panel of phenomenal UNC alumni in globally focused careers! Panelists represent a variety of career options: government, private industry, NGOs, and more. They will share their professional journeys from studying (like you!) at UNC, through the career searches, networking, and life choices that led them to their current roles. In the Q&A, panelists will take your questions on everything from advice on the job hunt to sustainable career growth over the years. Wherever you are in your UNC experience, this panel is perfect for you — from first years just starting to explore their interests, to seniors scrolling Handshake and attending job fairs. Register here to attend this virtual event.

Date: February 24, 2021
Time: 4-6:00pm

Femmes of Freedom: Women and the Haitian Revolution

December 16, 2020

Femmes of Freedom: Women and the Haitian Revolution

Speaker: Dr. Crystal Eddins

As part of the NC Conference on Latin American Studies (NCCLAS), Dr. Crystal Eddins, UNC Charlotte, will present a webinar for educators on women and the Haitian Revolution. Though it was a monumental event that is regularly taught in world history courses, the role of women specifically in the Haitian Revolution is rarely considered in classrooms. In this session with Dr. Eddins, secondary and community college educators will explore perspectives for understanding women in the colonial Haiti, discover the roles that women played in the Haitian Revolution, and learn why there are silences in the archives about this topic. Because this workshop is part of NCCLAS, 1 PD hour is available for every conference session attended. This event is generously funded with funds from the US Department of Education. If you have further questions, contact Corin Zaragoza Estrera at czaragozaestrera@unc.edu. Register here to attend.

Date: February 20, 2021
Time: 9:00am

Femmes of Freedom: Women and the Haitian Revolution

Empire’s Workshop Redux: Reading the Social Crisis in the U.S. Through a Latin American Lens

December 16, 2020

Empire’s Workshop Redux

Speaker: Greg Grandin

On February 10, ISA will host a talk by Greg Grandin as part of the George and Ann Platt Distinguished Lecture series. Grandin is the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University and Pulitzer Prize winning author. He is also the recipient of the National Book Award and the National Critics Circle Award. This talk will be centered on one of his books, titled Empire’s Workshop. Register here to attend.

Date: February 10, 2021
Time: 6:00pm

Empire's Workshop Redux

Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series: Werewolves and Other Bêtes Noires

December 15, 2020

Scholar Speaker Series: Werewolves & Other Bêtes Noires

Speaker: Robin Derby

This talk will be presented by Dr. Robin Derby, Associate Professor of History, UCLA. Prof. Derby’s area of research includes the French and Spanish Caribbean, especially the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Her work has focused on life under regimes of state terror, the social history of the Haitian and Dominican borderlands, and how notions of race, national identity and witchcraft have been articulated in popular media. Register here to attend.

Date: March 1, 2021
Time: 6:00pm

Scholar Speaker Series: Werewolves & Other Bêtes Noires

Teaching El Salvador Through Poetry

December 15, 2020

Teaching El Salvador Through Poetry

Salvadorans are the second-largest Latin American group in the U.S., and immigration from Central America is at the forefront of today’s news cycle. In this session K-12 teachers will learn how to incorporate El Salvador into the classroom using poetry. Featured poets include Javier Zamora, Claribel Alegría, Jorge Argueta, and more. CEUs available! For more information, contact session presenter and outreach coordinator Corin Zaragoza Estrera at czaragozaestrera@unc.edu. Register here to attend.

Date: April 1, 2021
Time: 7:00pm

Teaching El Salvador Through Poetry

People & the Environment in the Galápagos

December 15, 2020

People & the Environment in the Galápagos

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Galápagos Studies and ISA. Join UNC scholars Amanda Thompson discussing nutrition and public health, Diego Riveros-Iregui on water and land dynamics, and Adrian Marchetti on marine ecology and biological productivity in the world-renowned protected area. Register here to attend.

Date: March 15, 2021
Time: 6:00pm

People & the Environment in the Galápagos

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: Book Reading with Laura Wagner

December 15, 2020

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: Reading with Laura Wagner

Speaker: Laura Wagner

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go follows the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Join us for a webinar with Laura Rose Wagner, who will provide reflections on writing the book and read selected excerpts from the YA novel, which is best suited for grades 9 and up. A Q&A session with the author will follow. This event is generously funded with Title VI funds from the US Department of Education. Register here to attend.

Date: February 11, 2021
Time: 7:30pm

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: Reading with Laura Wagner