Community Memories: Quince Años Traditions as Community History

  • October 14, 2020
  • Bloomington, IN
  • (812) 855-1027
  • 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Free

Part of IU Latino Studies’ National Hispanic Heritage Month Events, and the Fall Colloquium Series for the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.

Dr. González will discuss her work on quinceañera cultural traditions among diasporic Latinx communities in the United States. She will discuss the power of crafting and sharing community stories through creative cultural forms. She will focus on the role that women’s bodies play as the keepers of cultural “authenticity”.

Rachel González-Martin is an Associate Professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. She is the author of the book, Quinceanera Style: Social Belonging and Latinx Consumer Identities (University of Texas Press), 2020 Winner of the Emily Toth-Best-Book-in-Women’s Studies in Popular Culture. She is a mama, Latinx folklorist, and cultural studies scholar who is invested in the creative capital of Latinx communities living social and cultural upheaval. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where she studied Cultural Anthropology at the University of California and later received her PhD from Indiana University in Folklore and Ethnomusicology. She is currently raising her tiny Tejano in Austin, Texas.

Co-sponsored by the Latino Studies Program, the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, La Casa, El Centro, and the City of Bloomington (Virtually).

Talk will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link will be posted here closer to event date.

Community Memories: Quince Años Traditions as Community History