Sept. 27: El Sur Latino Brown Bag Lecture

El Sur Latino: Migration, Identity, and Incorporation
A Brown Bag Lunch Lecture by Dr. Simone Delerme
Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Noon
Tupelo Room in Barnard Observatory, University of Mississippi

One of the most notable migratory patterns in recent decades is Latino migration, settlement, and community formation in non-traditional destinations in the US South. In the 1990s, there was a Latino population boom driven by immigration and high fertility rates, and the dispersion of the population became evident in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the South. These settlements are much smaller than the communities that formed in traditional gateway cities; however, the rate of population growth and community formation is what sets these places apart. Hence, it is speed, not size, that is defining Latino population growth in southern states. —Simone Delerme

On Wednesday, September 27, at noon, join Southern Studies in the Tupelo Room at Barnard Observatory for Dr. Simone Delerme’s Brown Bag lecture on “El Sur Latino: Migration, Identity, and Incorporation.” Dr. Delerme is McMullan Assistant Professor of Southern Studies and Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Dr. Delerme conducted a number of oral histories in the Memphis area that will be featured as part of our Memphis Divertissement, and she’ll be our symposium coach next weekend.

Brown Bag lunch lectures are free and open to the public.