Friday, November 03, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
This live event will not be recorded.
Sponsored by the Chicano and Chicana Section, the Folklore Latino, the Latinoamericano, the y Caribeño Section
Norma E. Cantú (Trinity University)
Mintzi Auanda Martinez Rivera (Ohio State University)
Regina Marie Mills (Texas A&M University)
Domino Renee Perez (The University of Texas, Austin)
Barbara J. Williamson (Spokane Falls Community College)
This forum is about the recently released book Fatherhood in the Borderlands: A Daughter’s Slow Approach (2022) published by folklorist, literary and popular culture scholar, Domino R. Perez, most known for her book, There Was a Woman: La Llorona from Folklore to Popular Culture (2008). In this text, Perez interrogates the portrayals of Mexican American, “Brown” fathers in literature, media, and film from an intersectional perspective. We will focus our discussion on the following question: how can research practices in and of Folklore studies in the United States expand beyond the expected, beyond the status quo to sustain a new generation of multimodal storytellers, and their audiences into the future?