What do urban landscapes teach us about Latinx belonging in the U.S.? Join us in thinking through this question and more with Dr. Johana Londoño, author of Abstract Barrios: The Crises of Latinx Visibility in US Cities. Dr. Londoño will be in conversation with Dr. George Sánchez (USC History and American Studies & Ethnicity) and guests regarding her latest work.

Johana Londoño is an Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, the Caribbean, and US Latina/o Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from NYU and a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art. Her research interests include barrios, race and space, Latinx culture and communities, and the built environment and design. Her first book, Abstract Barrios: The Crises of Latinx Visibility in US Cities (Duke University Press 2020) is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Book Award from the Latina/o Studies Section of LASA and a pre-production grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts. Londoño has been a fellow with the Ford Foundation; Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities; Northeast Consortium for Faculty Diversity; and Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cultural Economy and the board of directors for the Urban History Association.

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