Event Date Details:
- South Hall 1623 [Dolores Huerta Conference Room]
Dr. Ralph Ambruster-Sandoval at email@example.com
Join us on Wednesday May 4th for the in-person Spring Colloquium event held by the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department, featuring Dr. Alonso Gonzales Toribio, Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside!
This week's colloquium topic is called: "21st Century Neoliberal Capitalism, the Latino Condition in Southern California and the Challenge to Latino and Latin American Studies"
This talk draws on dialectical historical materialism and deploys a few concepts from this rich global and critical perspective for making sense of the contemporary Latino condition in Southern California. It provides pivots for overcoming the impasse of contemporary Latino studies and proposes that it move toward a critique of capitalist modernity. The talk considers the potentiality of utopian politics in Southern California and discusses the universal challenges facing any utopian project for human liberation.
Dr. Alfonso Gonzales Toribio is also the Director of the Latino & Latin American Studies Research Center at UC Riverside, the Ronald H. Chilcote Endowed Chair in Latino and American Studies. Dr. Gonzales Toribio is also the author of the award-winning book: Reform without Justice: Latino Migrant Politics and the Homeland Security State.
To learn more of Dr. Gonzales Toribio's work and body of research, please visit his profile page at the UC Riverside website: https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/alfonsog