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Latinx in the US South


Oct 12 2021


4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Virtual Only

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Latinx in the U.S. South: Futurities, Histories, and Practices of Un-Settling

A Conversation with Sophia Enriquez, Cecilia Márquez, Deshira Wallace, and Javier Wallace

As North Carolina, particularly the Research Triangle, continues to grow and attract more residents, we must look towards the various futures we envision as well as reckon with the histories that might map out how we accomplish them. This panel urges Duke and surrounding campuses to reinvest in regional histories that provide the architecture for understanding the U.S. South as we know it today. More specifically, this moderated conversation is one that will consider histories of anti-Blackness, precarity, labor, and assimilation that have brought and continue to bring various groups of “Latinxs” to the South.

Join us for this conversation with Dr. Sophia Enriquez (Duke Music), Dr. Cecilia Márquez (Duke History), Dr. Deshira Wallace (UNC-CH Gillings School of Global Public Health), and Dr. Javier Wallace (Duke AAAS), moderated by Dr. Sarah Bruno (Duke Cultural Anthropology & FHI).

Free and open to the public. Zoom registration required.

Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions, please contact 919-660-3058 in advance of your participation or visit.  If possible, requests should be made by October 6.

This event is co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Department of  African & African American Studies, the Department of Cultural Anthropology, the Department of History, and the Department of Music.


Sophia Enriquez

Duke University

Sophia M. Enríquez (she/her) works at the intersections of Latinx and Appalachian music, migration, and regional culture. She is the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Music at Duke University where she also teaches in the Program for Latinx Studies in the Global South. Sophia earned her PhD in ethnomusicology…...

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Cecilia Márquez

Duke University

Cecilia Márquez is the Hunt Family Assistant Professor in History at Duke University. Her research focuses on the history of Latinxs in the U.S. South from 1940-Present. Dr. Márquez writes and teaches about the formation of Latinx identity, Latinx social movements, and the importance of region in shaping Latinx identity.…...

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Deshira Wallace

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Deshira Wallace is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research is focused on examining the effects of structural and psychosocial stressors on type 2 diabetes prevention and management among U.S. Latines and in Latin America. Further,…...

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Javier Wallace

Duke University

Javier is the “Master Storyteller.” He is the Race and Sport Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke University. He completed his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin. Javier’s research revolves around race, class, gender, labor migration, nationality, and transnationalism of athletes…...

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Sarah Bruno

Duke University

Dr. Sarah Bruno is from the southside of Chicago and graduated with her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from University Wisconsin-Madison in 2021. She is a former member of the First Wave Hip-Hop and Urban Arts program. She is currently the ACLS Emerging Voices Race and Digital Technologies postdoctoral fellow at…...

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