Illinois State graduate student Ana Roncero-Bellido will share her research about the use of testimonio to theorize the complexities of Latina identity at the Conversando Entre Nosotros: Latino Studies Brown Bag Series Talk #1. She focuses on the anonymous testimonios written by The Latina Feminist Group (TLFG) to examine how testimonio becomes a form of healing and a space of solidarity.

Her lecture, “Latinas Anónimas: Articulating a Transnational Feminist Rhetorics of Solidarity Through Testimonio,” will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, October 2, in 314 Williams Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Roncero-Bellido, a Ph.D. candidate with Illinois State’s English department, studies Latina/o literatures, rhetorics, and cultures. She also teaches ENG 128: Gender in the Humanities, a course devoted to the study of Latina feminisms. She enjoys reading, learning new things, and spending time with her friends and family.

“We are delighted to have Ana Roncero’s share her work with us as part of the Conversando Entre Nosotros lectures series” said Professor Maura Toro-Morn, director of the Latin American and Latino studies program. “Ana belongs to a new generation of Latina feminists scholars engaging the complicated notions of Latinidad, testimonio, and identity. I can’t wait to see her work published so that I can use it in my classroom as evidence of the political activism present among Latinas at this moment in history.”   

3 thoughts on “Latino Studies Brown Bag Series Talk #1, October 2

  1. Is she alluding to the Latina Feminist Group (18 Latina feminist scholars, including me) who published Telling To Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios (Duke UP, 2001)?

    1. Eliana Rivero, Indeed, she is! I will ask Ana to respond to your comment as well.

    2. Ana Roncero-Bellido says:

      Yes! Your work is so important to me, thank you so much for your comment. This presentation mainly focused on the Latinas Anonimas but I am looking at the whole collection in my dissertation. It would be so nice to talk to you more about it.