The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to announce the 15th Armistead Colloquium, which this year explores "Counter discourses and contestation practices in times of crisis". As one of the keynote speakers, Dr. Sayak Valencia will join us on Friday. Dr Valencia is a Cultural Studies Professor at Colegio de la Frontera Norte. Her research areas include transfeminism, cuir/queer theory, capitalism, necropolitics, violence, and border issues. She is also known for her poetry and her work as a performer.