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Attend: “Diversidad lingüística, estados-nación y nacionalismos”

Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCLA Lydeen Library (Rolfe Hall 4302),

The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese invites you to a presentation by Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil, the 2023-2024 UC Regents Lecturer.

Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil is a linguist, writer, activist, and public intellectual based in Ayutla Mixe (Oaxaca, Mexico), whose work focuses on the study, preservation, and revitalization of Indigenous languages across Mesoamerica. Aguilar Gil contributes regularly to publications and blogs such as Gatopardo, El País, E’px and #Ayuuk, and has recently published the compilation of essays Ää. Manifiestos sobre la diversidad lingüística (Almadía, 2023).

In her talk, she will address the root causes for the current loss of linguistic diversity worldwide and will study some of its most poignant social and cultural consequences. In particular, her lecture will focus on the need to understand the role that nation-states and nationalisms have in the massive extinction of minority languages and, thus, to acknowledge the political nature of this pervasive phenomenon.

This lecture will take place in Lydeen Library (Rolfe Hall 4302) on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 at 4:00 PM. It will be given in Spanish.


Jan 24
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


UCLA Lydeen Library (Rolfe Hall 4302)