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International Seminar Series: Latinx indigenous migrants and ‘good living’

Korinta Maldonado will discuss Latinx indigenous migrants for the next International Seminar Series. Her talk, “Initial Thoughts on Latinx Indigenous Migrants and the Transnational Entanglements of ‘El Buen Vivir’” will be at noon Wednesday, November 14, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center.

In English, buen vivir loosely translates as “good living” or “well living,” and is supposed to represent a community-centric, ecologically balanced, and culturally sensitive way to approach living.

A clinical assistant professor in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Maldonado also works with the Center for Latin and Caribbean Studies. Her research centers on indigenous movements, human rights, and racial formations in Latin America. She examines the Mexican state and the way the state multicultural languages inform indigenous subjectivities in the context of a global shift to rights regimes.

The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political, and social topics.

International Seminar Series events are free and open to the public and occur every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center. The fall 2018 series will focus on immigration. For a full schedule, see the Office of International Studies website.

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