Penn State Latina/os and U.S. Political Histories Essay Scholarship

The Latina/o Studies Program at Penn State University requests proposals for papers that connect Latina/o/e/x history to central themes and turning points in U.S. political history broadly conceived. What are the big questions in Latina/o history that tie it to larger national political histories? How do political traditions such as conservatism and feminism, or developments such as women’s suffrage or civil rights, look different when Latinos are taken into consideration? How, in short, might scholars of Latinx history rewrite U.S. political history?

The program will host selected scholars to attend a conference on campus in the spring of 2024 to workshop their articles and assemble an edited volume to be published by a university press. Please send 500- to 750-word abstracts of a proposed article and cv by April 1 to co-convenors Professor A. K. Sandoval Strausz, Director Latina/o Studies at Penn State, at; Benjamin H. Johnson, Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago, at; and Geraldo Cadava, Professor of History at Northwestern University, at

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