Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

University of Iowa 

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano (PhD, Indiana University) is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy in the Department of Communication Studies, and founding member of the Latina/o Studies Minor Advisory Board, at the University of Iowa. His research is focused on the intersections of race, ethnicity, and public discourse, particularly as they relate to formations of coloniality and decoloniality in the United States. He recently completed a project on the New York Young Lords with the first scholarly monograph on the organization, The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation (Temple University Press, 2015). He also edited The Young Lords: A Reader (New York University Press, 2010), a sourcebook of primary texts on the group; and he has published numerous articles on the organization and other topics. Darrel is currently working on a new book project, tentatively titled Possession: Crafting Americanity in Congressional Debates over Puerto Rico’s Status, which examines the formation of coloniality and the rhetoric of Americanity within the first twenty years of US entanglement with Puerto Rico.

Scheduled Appearances

From “Obamacare” to “Trumpcare”: Engaging the Rhetorical Dynamics of the Affordable Care Act
    Fri, 11/17: 8:00 AM  - 9:15 AM 
    Role: Presenter
The Logic of Possession and the Rhetoric of Americanity: The Case of Puerto Rico
    Fri, 11/17: 2:00 PM  - 3:15 PM 
    Role: Author
Meet-and-Greet Latinx Mentorship Initiative
    Fri, 11/17: 3:30 PM  - 4:45 PM 
    Role: Presenter
Social Movements and Social Justice
    Sat, 11/18: 3:30 PM  - 4:45 PM 
    Role: Chair
Establishing Our Relevance, Publishing in Latina/o Communication Studies
    Sun, 11/19: 11:00 AM  - 12:15 PM 
    Role: Chair
Establishing Our Relevance, Publishing in Latina/o Communication Studies
    Sun, 11/19: 11:00 AM  - 12:15 PM 
    Role: Presenter