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CL@SE Engaged Scholar Talk: Ana Milena Ribero

Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Dreaming of the Nation: Undocumented Youth Activism and US Citizenship Imaginings

Ana Milena Ribero

Assistant Professor, School of Writing, Literature, and Film

2016 - 2017 CL@SE Engaged Scholar in Residence


This talk presents an analysis of citizenship as defined by Latinx DREAMer activism of the last decade and argues that in addition to their radical possibilities, migrant-rights rhetorics may also reify neoliberal discourses of gendered, sexualized, and racialized oppression. Drawing on Chicana feminisms and affect theory, Ribero gestures to alternative rhetorical frameworks that can help activists, scholars, and allies move from making rights-based claims for individual inclusion to making collective liberatory claims based on broad understandings and imaginings of justice.


Ana Milena Ribero researches and teaches about migrant rhetorics, critical literacies, and feminist critique. Her current book project complicates citizenship in undocumented youth activism. Her work can be found in Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies, and the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Digital Writing and Rhetoric.

Memorial Union (campus map)
MU 222 Council Room
Daniel Lopez Cevallos
Daniel.Lopez-Cevallos at oregonstate.edu
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