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Friday, April 27 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Latinx Listening Cultures

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  1. Yessica Garcia Hernandez "Latinx AcaFans: Mapping out our Genealogies"
  2. Eddy F. Alvarez "Unruly Hair, Unruly Subjects: Gloria Trevi Queer and Feminist Latinx Fans"
  3. José Anguiano "Chulita Vinyl Club: Curating Culture, Remixing Gender Norms"
  4. Nicolas Centino Queering “The Oldies but Goodies”
Moderator: Iris Viveros Avendaño

While the cultural study of Latinx music is a well-established field of study, the study of Latinx audiences of music and listening practices has received less scholarly attention, perhaps because the role of the audience was seen as a less important, passive form of consumption, or the collection of data more difficult. This panel reconsiders fan cultures and listening from the perspective that fandom and listening are active processes of imagination, creation and analysis. Following the work of scholars such as Simon Frith, Josh Kun, and Jennifer Stoever, papers in the panel address the process by which music is an inner journey of self-exploration and an outer journey of connecting to other people and cultures, and set of social relations.

This panel explores how Chicanx-Latinx fan cultures constructed around music and listening practices reinforce and challenge gender norms, underscore the way desires of various kinds factor into listening behavior, and insist we listen to fans as a means to go beyond fixed notions of Chicanx-Latinx culture. Latinx listening cultures open a space where Latino-ness is made and remade through what and how we listen.

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Eddy F. Alvarez

Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and University Studies at Portland State University. His research interests include queer Latinx and Chican@ performance and aesthetics, queer sonic archives, popular culture... Read More →
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José Anguiano

José G. Anguiano is an Assistant Professor in the Honors College and the Department of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Anguiano is a cultural studies scholar with a primary focus in listeners and audiences of popular music. Dr. Anguiano’s... Read More →
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Iris Viveros Avendaño

Iris C. Viveros Avendaño was born and raised in Mexico. She is a Ph.D. student and a McNair Scholar whose academic interests emphasize the integration of third world feminist approaches to the analysis of colonial legacies and projects in present-day systems of violence. To this... Read More →
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Nicholas Centino

Nicholas F. Centino is an Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Channel Islands. He earned his doctorate in Chicana and Chicano Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he also received his undergraduate degree. His work examines... Read More →
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Yessica Garcia Hernandez

Yessica Garcia Hernandez is a doctoral candidate and filmmaker in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California San Diego. Her scholarship bridges fan studies, sound studies, women of color feminisms, fat studies, girl studies, and sexuality/porn studies to think... Read More →

Friday April 27, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Demo Lab MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109