03-03 “Snapshots from a Folklorist en la Frontera”: A Tribute to Norma Cantú [Hybrid]

Thursday, November 02, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Broadway I/II

This live event will not be recorded.

Sponsored by the Folklore Latino, the Latinoamericano, the y Caribeño Section

Chair: Olga Najera-Ramirez (Emerita)

Forum participants:

Olivia Cadaval (Smithsonian Institution, emerita)

Maria Herrera-Sobek (University of California, Santa Barbara, emerita)

Evangeline J. Jiménez (Northern Arizona University)

Mariah E. Marsden (The Ohio State University)

Eric Mayer-García (Indiana University Bloomington)

Daniel Sheehy (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, emeritus)

This round table pays tribute to Norma E. Cantú, the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University. A highly accomplished scholar, Norma’s scholarship transcends disciplinary boundaries, and she has mastered various genres of writing (novels, short stories, poems, and scholarly articles) and has even pioneered new forms of writing as demonstrated in her award-winning book, Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood on the Border (University of New Mexico Press). Our panelists will provide a five-minute snapshot of how Norma has inspired, impacted and supported them.