Tag Archives: Juárez

Jennifer Lopez and Bordertown

I get regular updates on Jennifer Lopez in my email because I’ve been writing about her as an actor and star/celebrity. What is very clear from the daily coverage is the level of scrutiny and speculation she, her partner, and … Continue reading

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“This World is My Place”: Homies, Art Censorship, and Big Birthday Bashes

The subtitle to the Chicana/o Studies book I co-edited with Catherine Leen was taken from an eponymous poem by Bernadette García. In her poem, García asserts her right to write about those who are considered “Other” by her professor because, “[T]his exclusive space … Continue reading

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Music, stars and racialised bodies

Today, I am going to Maynooth to give a paper called “Who Made You the Centre of the Universe? Stardom and Racialized Bodies on the Borderland” to a group of Masters’ students and staff at the Hispanic studies department. The … Continue reading

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Remember Them Exhibition and 5TH E. ALLISON PEERS SYMPOSIUM. Remember Them: Artistic and Academic responses to Femicide in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

I have been wearing pink for a week. Often considered a weak colour, condemned as symbolic of the rigid gender binaries being fomented by the marketplace to sell consumer goods to young girls, when thinking about Juárez it means something … Continue reading

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Juárez: A dangerous place to be a woman

Sam Hawken The Dead Women of Juárez London: Serpent’s Tail, 2011. *This contains some spoilers* If you want a review without spoilers see, Mrs Peabody’s excellent blogpost: http://mrspeabodyinvestigates.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/17-sam-hawken-the-dead-women-of-juarez/ According to the attorney general’s office in Mexico the number of femicides in … Continue reading

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