Verses and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing


Location: Bond Hall 305 (View on map )

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Alex Chávez is an artist-scholar-producer and the Nancy O'Neill Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology. He is also a faculty fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a concentration in Folklore and Public Culture and holds doctoral portfolios in both Mexican American Studies and Cultural Studies. 

Having participated in "The Global Reach of the Fandango in Music, Song, and Dance: Spaniards, Indians, Africans, and Gypsies" at the Grad Center in New York, and pulling from his most recent research exploring the performance of huapango arribeño, “a musical form that hails from north-central Mexico among undocumented Mexican migrants in the United States” Professor Chávez will give a public lecture, "Verses and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing” 305 Bond Hall, Tuesday, November 8  from 4:30-5:30. Please join us for this fascinating talk from this wonderfully engaging scholar.


This event is part of a week of events:

Monday, November 7

Pre-performance Rhythm Workshop, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. La Casa Amistad, Register here

Public Flamenco Performance, 6:30 p.m., La Casa de Amistad

Tuesday, November 8

Public Lecture: Versus and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing, 4:30 p.m., Bond Hall 305

Wednesday, November 9

Flamenco Dance Workshop, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Ironhand Wine Bar

Thursday, November 10

Public Flamenco Performance, 7:00 p.., Leighton Concert Hall @ DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Friday, November 11

Performance, 5:00 p.m., Spanish Rose Dance Studio

Spanish Club Cooking Class, 7:00 p.m.


Sponsored by:

  • Nanovic Institute for European Studies
  • The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters.
  • The Shein Trust
  • Notre Dame International
  • Notre Dame Office of Public Affairs and Communications
  • DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
  • Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Holladay Properties and Hilton Garden Inn, Inn at St Mary’s, and the Gillespie Conference Center
  • Institute for Latino Studies
  • La Casa de Amistad
  • Institute for Race and Resilience
  • Africana Studies
  • Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures