I Attended Both Days Of The Borderlands : A Critical Graduate Symposium

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I attended both days of the Borderlands: A Critical Graduate Symposium. On the first day, I attended Session 1 (B) Cultural Navigation of Identity. I was able to hear from Pauline Batista who spoke about raceless land of caicaras and quilomobolas; challenging notions of institutional paradigm of preservation and the UNESCO contributions to the emergence of wretched cinema through tale of the unwritten. Next, Jihan Asher’s presented her research titled, Navigating Bipolarity: The Generative Space of the In-between. The final person I was fortunate enough to listen to was Julian Cook, he shared his newly published paper called, Niggaz Wit Attitudes vs. BuKnas de Culiacan: Conceptualizing Otherness through the Imagery Created by the Rap and Narcocorrido Musical Genres. This session, personally, was very confusing to understand and follow, but I was able to enjoy and learn about the new research and concepts presented by these three very intellectual graduate students. The following day was also composed of many different graduate and PhD students excited to share their knowledge. I had the pleasure to listen to three different women present there own research, this session was titled; Inequalities in Education, Gender, and Intersectionality. I’ve decided to give a summary and reflection on two of the three speakers that I found very interesting with the Inequalities in Education, Gender, and Intersectionality section of the symposium. The first speaker that presented was

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