Event Title

Sobreviviendo the Academic Industrial Complex: A Medicinal History of Oberlin College’s La Alianza Latinx

Presenter Information

Ana Robelo, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, K209

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-24-2015 4:00 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 5:30 PM

Abstract

This project traces the history of Oberlin’s La Alianza Latinx (LAL) and Latinx student recruitment since 1970 to understand the role of multicultural student labor and activism in student cultural organizations within the academic industrial complex. Emulating Aurora Levins Morales’s concept of medicinal history, I aim to create healing spaces for Latinx students and establish a better understanding of the history of LAL, the impact of LAL at Oberlin College, and its current challenges. In turn, I hope to inspire others to take roles in the creation of our own histories.

Notes

Session 3, Panel 19 - By Any Other Name: The Complexities of Ascription
Moderator: Kristina Mani, Associate Professor of Politics

Major

Latin American Studies

Advisor(s)

Sebastiaan Faber, Hispanic Studies; Latin American Studies

Project Mentor(s)

Steve Volk, History

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Sobreviviendo the Academic Industrial Complex: A Medicinal History of Oberlin College’s La Alianza Latinx

Science Center, K209

This project traces the history of Oberlin’s La Alianza Latinx (LAL) and Latinx student recruitment since 1970 to understand the role of multicultural student labor and activism in student cultural organizations within the academic industrial complex. Emulating Aurora Levins Morales’s concept of medicinal history, I aim to create healing spaces for Latinx students and establish a better understanding of the history of LAL, the impact of LAL at Oberlin College, and its current challenges. In turn, I hope to inspire others to take roles in the creation of our own histories.