LatCrit XV Symposium Afterword—At and Beyond Fifteen: Mapping LatCrit Theory, Community, and Praxis

Steven W. Bender


In this Afterword, we begin to sketch the kind of future that we imagine. We start with an overview account of the first fifteen years of LatCrit theory, community, and praxis. We then turn to a handful of highlights regarding current or new programmatic initiatives that LatCrit scholars have recently launched or plan imminently to launch-a quick survey intended to connect the past with the present before turning to the future. In the concluding part of this Afterword, we lay out some of the basic parameters for the LatCritical future that we imagine and that we hope to help cultivate in the coming months and years as LatCrit matures beyond its fifteenth anniversary.