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LLC40: Mexicanists of Central New York


This group brings together scholars working in the field of Mexican cultural studies. Its goal is to foment dialogue across institutions and disciplines around exciting questions in the field. Activities include conferences, speakers, and workshops.

Open to New People

Active since: 2023

  • Syracuse University
  • Cornell University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Skidmore College

Collaborative Goals

  • Foster connections among participants who specialize in the field of Mexican studies in the region and beyond;
  • Create an intellectual community where participants can comfortably share ideas, work in progress, and receive feedback;
  • Collaborate on research questions and pedagogical strategies;
  • Explore strategies for community engagement;
  • Invite exciting speakers (artists and scholars) to energize conversations around Mexican studies at participating institutions;
  • Liaise regional corridor interests with MexicanEast (an organization for Mexican cultural studies on the East coast).

Group Organizers

Carolyn Fornoff

Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies, Cornell University

Cristina Pardo Porto

Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Syracuse University

Debra Castillo

Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Emerson Hinchliff Professor of Hispanic Studies, Cornell University

Jessica Burke

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Hamilton College

May Farnsworth

Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Oscar A. Pérez

Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Latin American and Latinx Studies, Skidmore College