Roundtable on Hispanic Urban Studies – Online on Nov. 5

We would like to invite you to a continuation of a series of events that the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona has launched in Virtual Reality for the academic year of 2015-2016. They will take place at Cibola, the Department’s home in Second Life. The third conversation will be between Prof. Malcolm Compitello (The University of Arizona), Professors Susan Divine (College of Charleston) and Juliana Luna Freire (Framingham State University), and the new Cibola Manager Laura Vazquez Blazquez (ABD, The University of Arizona). It will be about the relationships between urban studies and Hispanic culture. It will begin this upcoming Thursday, Nov. 5, at 5:00 p.m. Tucson time.

We will be discussing three texts: Errejón, Martínez, and the Introduction, published at the Special Theme: Geografías del 15-M: Crisis, Austeridad y Movilización Social en España​. All texts are available here:

We will also be meeting on Nov. 19 (Thursday)​, to discuss the article by Bécquer Seguín entitled “Podemos and its critics”, published at the Radical Philosophy 193 (Sept/Oct. 2015).

We hope to see you at the event. In order to access Cibola, you will need to install Firestorm in your computer ( If you need help, please contact any of us.

5 thoughts on “Roundtable on Hispanic Urban Studies – Online on Nov. 5

  1. Hello, thanks for sharing this.
    Will listeners be able to speak too or is this a live streaming of the conversation between the four people mentioned above?
    Timing is a little tight to read the articles beforehand, are talks going to be scheduled for late November?
    Thanks so much,

    • Dear Megan,

      Thank you for writing. Anyone wanting to come (even without the readings) is welcome. Or you can take a quick look at the Introductory chapter as well. We have one more scheduled for Nov. 10 and will continue with the Thursday evening schedule from Nov. 19 (7pm EST). If anyone is interested, please show up. Also, anyone can participate in the conversation (with questions, comments).

    • Hi Carolyn,
      We will be meeting inside the Palacio de Bellas Artes, in the auditorium (up the big stairs). If you login close to the start time, I will make sure I will invite all the people in the area to join us in that room (you will receive a message with an invitation from me, Kahlo).
      Thank you!

  2. Our next meeting will be Nov. 19 at 7pm EST. We are finalizing the texts to be discussed, so if you have any suggestions please send it to us! We look forward to seeing you there.

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