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Hispanic Heritage Month guest lecture: New Histories of the Latino South: A Conversation with Cecilia Márquez and Sarah McNamara

photo on the street of Cecilia Márquez and Sarah McNamara
148 Miller Learning Center

Hispanic Heritage Month guest lecture, "New Histories of the Latino South: A Conversation with Cecilia Márquez and Sarah McNamara".

Cecilia Márquez is the Hunt Family Assistant Professor in History and previously taught Latino/a Studies at New York University. She earned her MA and PhD in American History at the University of Virginia.

Book cover: Making the Latino South by Cecilia MarquezHer forthcoming book, Making the Latino South: A History of Racial Formation will be released September 2023 and is available for pre-order now at

Sarah McNamara is Assistant Professor of History and core faculty in the Latina/o/x & Mexican American Studies Program at Texas A&M University. McNamara’s research centers on Latinx, women and gender, immigration, and labor histories in the modern United States.Book cover. Ybor City: Crucible of the Latina South by Sara McNamara

Her first book, Ybor City: Crucible of the Latina South, examines the U.S. South as a transnational, multi-racial borderland and argues that in this space gender and sexuality played a central role in the (re)making of race, community, region, and nation. Ybor City is the history of three generations of migrant, immigrant, and U.S. born Latinas and Latinos— predominantly from Cuba, the Caribbean, and the Americas—who collided in Tampa, Florida from the late nineteenth through the mid twentieth centuries.

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Willson Center, The B. Phinizy Spalding Chair in History, the Hispanic Student Association, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute.

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community.

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