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    Mariana Ortega is currently AMUW Chair of Humanistic Studies at Marquette University. She is Associate Professor of Philosophy; Women’s Gender, and Sexualities Studies; and Latino/a Studies at Penn State University.

    Guest Lecturer Mariana Ortega Presents 'Listening to Sorrow in Border Cantos'

    Mariana Ortega is currently AMUW Chair of Humanistic Studies at Marquette University. She is Associate Professor of Philosophy; Women’s Gender, and Sexualities Studies; and Latino/a Studies at Penn State University.
    November 7, 2022

    Author, educator and Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) Chair of Humanistic Studies Mariana Ortega will present a guest lecture on Thursday, Dec. 1 at The University of Scranton. Her topic, "Listening to Sorrow in Border Cantos," engages the exhibit "Border Cantos" by Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo, which illustrates the process of honoring and mourning those who perish crossing the Mexico-U.S. border in search for better lives.

    On Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall 228, Ortega will discuss the importance of both visuality and sound in the mourning process. All are welcome to attend, and light refreshments will be available.

    The Latin American and Latinx Studies Program and the Department of English and Theatre at the University have made this event possible, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s office and a Diversity Initiatives Grant from the Office of Equity and Diversity and The Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Ignatian Humanities.

    What can attendees expect to learn?

    "Listening to Sorrow in Border Cantos" explores how the aesthetic may serve as a response to abjection, violence and marginalization, and how photographic practices open the possibility for re-orienting our cognitive, sensory, and affective ways of being in the world. 

    In addition to her role at Marquette University, Ortega has authored "In-Between: Latina Feminist Phenomenology, Multiplicity, and the Self" (SUNY, 2016),  and serves as Associate Professor of Philosophy; Women’s Gender, and Sexualities Studies; and Latino/a Studies at Penn State University. 
    She works on Latina/x Feminisms, Phenomenology, Critical Philosophy of Race, and Aesthetics.

    Ortega serves as co-editor with Andrea Pitts and José Medina of "Theories of the Flesh: Latinx and Latin American Feminisms, Transformation and Resistance" (Oxford University Press, 2020); and co-editor with Linda Martín-Alcoff of "Constructing the Nation: A Race and Nationalism Reader" (SUNY, 2009). She is the founder and director of the Latina/x Feminisms Roundtable.

    For additional detail, visit: "Listening to Sorrow in Border Cantos".

     

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