The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies Latin American Studies Working Group presents:
Monique Flores Ulysses, second year doctoral student in the Department of History: “A Spatial Drama of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes: Bridging Mexican, U.S., and Canadian Historiographies of Dispossession and State-Making.”
Monique Flores Ulysses is a second year doctoral student in the Department of History. She is a 20th century cultural historian of Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, and Indigenous peoples as related to the frameworks of American Empire and settler colonialism. Specifically, she is interested in the role American Empire has played in shaping the popular cultures of México and the United States in relation to music, fashion, and physical culture; la frontera between México and the United States; and divergent understandings of race in relation to marginalized femininities and masculinities on both sides of la frontera.
While Monique is usually drawn to the mid-to-late twentieth century and firmly identifies as a cultural historian, the work she is submitting for the Latin American Studies Working Group comes out of a paper from her last semester of coursework at Yale and is neither a cultural history nor a twentieth century one.This paper came out of her coursework with Professor Marcela Echeverri and is an experimental historiography of nineteenth century Indigenous land dispossession and state formation as related to México, the American West, and the Canadian West. The paper pulls together the disparate historiographies of three states that should - in her mind - be brought together more often in order to work through our understandings of settler colonialism, nation state building, and dispossession as related to histories of capitalism. Monique looks forward to any suggestions and advice the Working Group may have on how to move forward with this project.
Please join us for a lunch of arepas and other foods from Rubamba. As we eat, we will listen to Monique’s presentation and then workshop her paper for the second half of the hour.
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