Paper Title

Session A: Popular Religiosity, Matriarchy, and the Virgen de Guadalupe

Location

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge

Start Date

8-11-2014 9:15 AM

End Date

8-11-2014 10:45 AM

Abstract

a) Elaine A. Peña, Associate Professor of American Studies, George Washington University

Dr. Peña is a cultural anthropologist whose work draws from performance studies, the social scientific study of religion, and cultural geography. Her first book, Performing Piety: Making Space Sacred with the Virgin of Guadalupe (University of California Press, 2011), examines Guadalupan sacred space production among working-class Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals living between Illinois and central Mexico.

b) Raymuno Salazar, Blogger, Parent and High School Teacher, The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher

Since 1995, Ray has been an English teacher in the Chicago Public Schools.
In March 2013, The White Rhino tied for second place in the Best Blog category of the Education Writers Association contest: the National Awards for Education Reporting.

c) Dr. Susana Cavallo, Dean of Faculty, The John Felice Rome Center, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Cavallo serves as a professor of Spanish and women and gender studies at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Cavallo received her PhD in Romance languages and literatures from the University of Chicago and her MA in Spanish from Middlebury College. She is a specialist in twentieth century Hispanic poetry, women’s narrative, feminist theory, and poetics and prosody. Among her publications are La poética de José Hierro; El sujeto femenino en escritoras hispánicas, edited in collaboration with Luis Jiménez and Oralia Preble-Niemi; and numerous articles on twentieth-century Hispanic literature and women’s writing in journals both in the United States and abroad. Professor Cavallo is also a poet, translator, pianist, and composer.

d) Rev. Marco Mercado, Archdiocese of Chicago, Office for Hispanic Catholics

Mercado, 43, grew up in Morelia, Mexico, and attended seminary in that country before coming to Casa Jesus and then University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He was ordained in 1998.

Moderator: Dr. Suzanne Bost, PhD, Loyola University Chicago. Specialty Area: American literature; Latina/o studies; feminist theory; cultural studies

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Nov 8th, 9:15 AM Nov 8th, 10:45 AM

Session A: Popular Religiosity, Matriarchy, and the Virgen de Guadalupe

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge

a) Elaine A. Peña, Associate Professor of American Studies, George Washington University

Dr. Peña is a cultural anthropologist whose work draws from performance studies, the social scientific study of religion, and cultural geography. Her first book, Performing Piety: Making Space Sacred with the Virgin of Guadalupe (University of California Press, 2011), examines Guadalupan sacred space production among working-class Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals living between Illinois and central Mexico.

b) Raymuno Salazar, Blogger, Parent and High School Teacher, The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher

Since 1995, Ray has been an English teacher in the Chicago Public Schools.
In March 2013, The White Rhino tied for second place in the Best Blog category of the Education Writers Association contest: the National Awards for Education Reporting.

c) Dr. Susana Cavallo, Dean of Faculty, The John Felice Rome Center, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Cavallo serves as a professor of Spanish and women and gender studies at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Cavallo received her PhD in Romance languages and literatures from the University of Chicago and her MA in Spanish from Middlebury College. She is a specialist in twentieth century Hispanic poetry, women’s narrative, feminist theory, and poetics and prosody. Among her publications are La poética de José Hierro; El sujeto femenino en escritoras hispánicas, edited in collaboration with Luis Jiménez and Oralia Preble-Niemi; and numerous articles on twentieth-century Hispanic literature and women’s writing in journals both in the United States and abroad. Professor Cavallo is also a poet, translator, pianist, and composer.

d) Rev. Marco Mercado, Archdiocese of Chicago, Office for Hispanic Catholics

Mercado, 43, grew up in Morelia, Mexico, and attended seminary in that country before coming to Casa Jesus and then University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He was ordained in 1998.

Moderator: Dr. Suzanne Bost, PhD, Loyola University Chicago. Specialty Area: American literature; Latina/o studies; feminist theory; cultural studies