(Jan. 7, 2021) MLA Convention with “Afro-Latinx Stories” Panel

At the 2021 MLA Convention, I had the fortune of organizing and presiding over a Special Session entitled, “Afro-Latinx Stories,” which is co-sponsored by the MLA’s LLC Latina and Latino (G100) Forum and the LLC African American Forum. I want to thank my colleagues in the African American Forum for their collaboration and support, especially, Ifeoma C. Kiddoe Nwanko (Chair) and Jervette Ward, (Secretary).

The panelists included Omaris Z. Zamora, Karina A. Vado, Trent Masiki, and Yomaira C. Figueroa. Check out the abstracts and bios of our panel presenters here:

The LLC Latina and Latino Forum was also able to host a Zoom social event along with the LLC Latina and Latino, Chicana and Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban and Cuban Diasporic, Literatures of the United States in Languages Other Than English, African American, Caribbean, and Hemispheric American Forums. It was lovely to reconnect with colleagues and friends. Here’s hoping we get to meet in person at the next MLA convention