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Frederick Aldama and William Nericcio

March 24 @ 6:00 pm

Beyond frustrated with mainstream TV’s profiting off warped caricatures of Latinas, Latinos, Latinxs, Mexicans, Hispanics, and brown folks of all stripes, Aldama and Nericcio interrogate one of the largest paradoxes in the history of American television: why are there so few Latinxs on TV, and why, when they do appear, are they so often narcos, maids, tarts, flakes, and losers? The result is this new work—a rollercoaster ride through decades of pop culture.

In a moment when anti-Mexican and anti-immigrant rhetoric oozes from screens and media platforms everywhere, Aldama and Nericcio invite you to enjoy a bold antidote: this thoughtful meditation on the reconstruction of Latinxs in mainstream TV and the US today.

More about the speakers
Frederick Luis Aldama is Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University. He is the award-winning author, coauthor, and editor of 40 books, as well as the founder and director of the Obama White House award-winning LASER: Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research. For more on his work visit professorlatinx.com.

William Anthony Nericcio is professor and director of MALAS, an interdisciplinary studies MA Program thriving at San Diego State University. Along with his American Library Association award-winning volume in film studies, Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the “Mexican” in America (2007), Nericcio is the editor of Homer from Salinas: John Steinbeck’s Enduring Voice for California and The Hurt Business: Oliver Mayer’s Early Works [+] PLUS. His web index lives online at malas.sdsu.edu/textmex.

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March 24
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