Politics of Language Speaker Series: María Carvajal Regidor

Join us for our Winter 2021 Politics of Language presentation by María Carvajal Regidor as she discusses “Latinx Students Writing Transformational Resistance”. María’s presentation will take place on Friday, February 12 from 12 pm – 1:15 pm (Pacific Time). Gain access to the Zoom link by registering through this link or clicking on the image below: María Carvajal Regidor Zoom Registration

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Information for CEWC Politics of Language Speaker, María Carvajal Regidor. Presentation: "Latinx Students Writing Transformational Resistance" on Feb. 12th starting at 12 pm.María Carvajal Regidor is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has served as Assistant Director of the UIUC Writing Center and the Center for Writing Studies and is a member of the CCCC Latinx Caucus. Her research interests include Latinx students’ literacy and language practices, race, archival historiography, and writing center theory and practice. She is co-editor of Viva Nuestro Caucus: Rewriting the Forgotten Pages of our Caucus and has forthcoming articles in the Writing Center Journal and Praxis. This talk centers Latinx students’ history of activism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I highlight how Latinx students create spaces for resistance, which include a cultural center and Latinx-focused student organizations. I argue that Latinx students utilize publications and write in Spanish and English to transform the institution. I also demonstrate how heir writing and diverse ways of knowing help them reach their educational and personal goals and have implications for the teaching of writing.