The Controversy of Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt: Examining Latinx and Black Representation in Literature and Media

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)
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Special Event
Dr. Margaret Cantú-Sánchez
English Department

The Department of English Literature and Language invites you to join a conversation on the controversial text, American Dirt and the problem of Latinx and Black representation in literature and media. Professors and Graduate students from various disciplines will gather to lead a discussion on topics like immigration, lack of diversity in the publishing industry and literature, who gets to tell stories of injustice, stereotypes, systemic racism, and more.

Please contact Dr. Margaret Cantú-Sánchez at for Zoom invitation and password. 

Download (124.4K) American Dirt Controversy (1).pdf

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