LACUSL Speaker Series

The Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S Latin@ Studies Program presents the 2015-2016 Speaker Series.

Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 30
Ellen Poeschel, Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Milwaukee
"100 Days in El Salvador:  A Compelling Journey among Salvadoran and Chilean Military Forces"
3:30 pm, American Geographical Society Library (UWM Libraries, Third floor)

Ellen Poeschel is a current MA candidate in Spanish Linguistics and Literature and is a 2 year Advanced Opportunity Fellowship recipient. She is also a first lieutenant in the Army Reserves and works as the executive officer for the 327th Engineer Company based out of Onalaska, Wisconsin.

Wednesday December 2
Sergio Gonzalez, Department of History, UW-Madison
“’God is our refuge and strength’: Latino Milwaukee, Sanctuary Movements, and Religious Transnationalism in the Twentieth Century”
3:30 pm, American Geographical Society Library (UWM Libraries, Third floor)

Sergio M. Gonzalez is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research and teaching interests include labor, working-class, and immigration history.  His primary research focuses on the development of Latino communities in urban areas in the American Midwest, with an emphasis on the religious communities Latino immigrants developed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin throughout the twentieth century. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Mexicans in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Historical Society Press).