January 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Spanish and Latin American Colloquium | Panel with Alum Paty Perez, Feb. 2

The Modern Languages Department is holding the 21st annual Spanish and Latin American Colloquium, including a panel discussion with alum Paty Perez on Feb. 2 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Scripps 111.

Perez is producer of Finding Gaston and an alum of Ohio University. Held in Scripps 111.

The theme of the colloquium is Buscando el Sabor: Food and Film in Latin America. All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 2

4-5:30 p.m. Scripps 111

  • Patricia Pérez, Chiwake Films, Lima/Los Angeles, on “Peru: The Power of Food” (in English)
  • Dr. María Ortiz, University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College, on “El discurso gastronómico de la ‘Borinquen trasplantada’ en la novela Trópico en Manhattan de Guillermo Cotto-Thorner” (en español).

5:30-7:30 p.m.: Arts & Sciences Networking Reception, Baker Center Ballroom B

Friday, Feb. 3

5-6:30 p.m. Church of the Good Shepherd, Basement, University Terrace

  • Dr. Steven Alvarez, St. John’s University on “Taco Literacies: Mexican
    Foodways Literacies in the U.S. South” (in English)
  • Rudy López Ramírez,  Holy Guacamole: “Una historia personal” (en español)

6:30 p.m.: Food Workshop & Dinner, Hosted by Holy Guacamole, Church of Good Shepherd

7:30 p.m.: Church of the Good Shepherd, University Terrace

  • MARKAMA, Argentine Music Group

Sponsors include the College of Arts & Arts & Sciences, Biological Sciences, Black Student Cultural Program, Center for Law and Justice, Communication Development Studies, English, Food Studies, Geography, History, HTC, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Multicultural Center, Political Sciences, Psychology, School of Music, and War and Peace Studies.

For more information, contact Dr. Betsy Partyka at

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