Lo Que Digo

Selected Conferences:

Maldonado, J.A. (2018). “Rhetoric and Higher Education.” Public Address Conference (PAC). Boulder, CO. September 27.

Maldonado, J.A. (2018). “La Captura de la Metanoia en La Negra Angustias,” en Vidas Negras y Muertes Negras: Despojo, Desaparición y Cercamiento. Instituto Tepoztlán. Tepoztlán, Morelos, México. 18-25 de Julio.

Maldonado, J.A. (2018). “Deconstructing and Reconstructing Death in Tijuana’s Plaza de la Unidad y la Esperanza.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May 31.

Maldonado, J.A. (2018). “Voyeurism, Nihilism, and Precarious Life in Luis Mandoki’s La Vida Precoz y Breve de Sabina Rivas.” Western Social Science Association / Association for Borderland Studies. San Antonio, TX. April 7-4.

Maldonado, J.A. (2018). “Pensamientos y Feminismos Descoloniales Latinoamericanos.” Dialogo Decolonial: Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues. Ciudad de México. 26-30 de marzo.

Maldonado, J.A. (2018). “Remembering Time Immemorial in John Valadez’s The Last Conquistador.Western States Communication Association (WSCA), Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group. Santa Clara, CA. February 16.

Maldonado, J.A. (2017). “Rhetorical Rumors: Credulity and Ontology in International Feminicidio Discourse.” Alta Argumentation Conference. Alta, UT. July 22.

In March of 2015, I presented “Tlapalli: Theorizing the colors of border femicide in El Peso de Chihuahua” in the Waterhouse Family Institute Symposium in Villanova University: Communication, Postcoloniality, and Social Justice: Decolonizing Imaginations. It was a one-of-a-kind gathering of scholars interested in strengthening the presence of transnational voices within the discipline.

In November of 2014 I presented “El Chingáo Bicentenario: A Vernacular Analysis of Rius’s 2010: Ni Independencia Ni Revolución” at the National Communication Association Annual Convention in Chicago, IL. I am particularly fond of this essay because it was quite a challenge in translation: from Náhuatl to Spanish to English; with various explanations therein. In July of 2014, while visiting Mexico City, I happened upon an art gallery where Rius (Eduardo del Rio) was presenting his memoir, Mis Confesiones: Memorias Desmemoriadas (2014).

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Activism:

Protest to Protect Sacred Lands, Salt Lake City, Utah.

César Chávez Day in El Centro de los Trabajadores Agrícolas Fronterizos in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio.

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Peace and Justice Sin Fronteras was one of many transborder movements in the metropolis of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas. Here, activists demand an end to violence and an end to impunity.

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The Border Network for Human Rights and Miners Without Borders at El Chamizal National Memorial Park during a visit from President Barack Obama.

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