Dr. González-Martin (University of Texas at Austin) will talk about an extension of her award-winning book, Quinceañera Style, exploring the tensions and opportunities between celebration and commodification of this important rite of passage. Register here for Zoom, or attend in person at La Casa Cultural Latina.
Rachel González-Martin is a folklorist and associate professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Quinceañera Style: Social Belonging and Latinx Consumer Identities (2019 UT Press), which won the Emily Toth-Best-Book-in-Women's Studies from th Popular Culture Association and the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize in Women's Studies in Folklore from the American Folklore Society. She is currently collecting female monster legends in US Latinx communities for her next book, The Stories that Raised Us: Feminist Formations of Unruly Women.
Dr. González is also starting a documentary project tentatively titled Soundscapes of Survival about hearing and listening to trauma and healing among women identified sexual assault survivors.