This event is an opportunity to learn more about and from an upcoming special issue of Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies that centers on the under-examined and dangerous erasures and rigors of essentializing laborers and labor across a diversity of contexts, locations, and relationships. It will feature a keynote presentation by George Lipsitz, moderated by Ana Elizabeth Rosas, associate professor, Chicano/Latino studies and history.


Session I: The Dangerous Essentialization of Education
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Ana Elizabeth Rosas, Chicano and Latino Studies and History, University of California, Irvine (Welcome and Introduction)
Salvador Zarate, Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
Lilia Soto, American Studies and Latina/o Studies, University of Wyoming
Mario Obando, American Studies, California State University, Fullerton


Session II: Dangerously Essentialized Laborers and Labor
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Farfan-Santos, Anthropology, University of Houston
Ana Elizabeth Rosas, Chicano/Latino Studies and History, University of California, Irvine
Christian Paiz, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley


Session III: Event Keynote Presentation
1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m.

George Lipsitz, Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Abigail Rosas, Chicano and Latino Studies, California State University, Long Beach (Welcome and Introduction)


Session IV: Relational Approaches to Belonging and Exploitation
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Damien Sojoyner, Anthropology, University of California, Irvine and Janelle Levy, Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
Felipe Hinojosa, History, Texas A&M University
Amy Sanchez-Arteaga, Cognate Arts Collective and Misael Diaz, Arts, Media, and Design, California State University, San Marcos

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