The Latinx Project at NYU explores the generative power of U.S. Latinxs in history, scholarship, and media. Conceiving Latinx as a broad social project, we develop and promote research, curricular collaborations, public engagement, and programming that fosters critical thinking about US Latinxs and an ongoing engagement with the politics and economies of contemporary culture.
The Latinx Project establishes partnerships and collaborations among cultural workers, artists, scholars, and communities in order to better understand the larger contexts affecting Latinx arts, media, and creative work in contemporary cities. We are dedicated to promoting Latinx arts, scholarship, and history while improving access and cultural equity.
Our use of Latinx indicates an openness to gender, sexual and racial inclusivity, while also paying attention to the multiple ways in which Latinx organize and forge community around nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, and other designations. We seek to expand understandings of equity, justice, and inclusion throughout original projects that connect culture, scholarship, and activism.
Founded by Professor Arlene Dávila in August 2018, The Latinx Project is an initiative within NYU Arts and Sciences dedicated to fostering critical and comparative Latinx studies, research, and transnational, interdisciplinary networks linking scholarship, culture, art, and activism.
KEY AREAS OF INTEREST
Race and Racialization
Arts and Culture
Cities and Urbanism
Media and Creative Industries
Migration and Social Policy
Politics and Activism
Inequality and Cultural Equity
The Politics of Archiving and Collecting
Demographics and Digital Futures