Radical Research from BIPOC Scholars at UIC — Celso Mendoza

Date / Time

February 21, 2024

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Zona Abierta

Radical Research from BIPOC Scholars at UIC

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center.

Join us as Bridge to Faculty scholars share their experiences and respective research with the UIC community. Through an intersectional lens, these scholars reveal the complexity and specificity of their contemporary research and how the lives of those in the margins are impacted.

Celso Mendoza, PhD, from the history department will critically re-examine a supposedly legendary Spanish victory in the Conquest of Mexico, in which the Conquistadors are said to have killed a great Aztec leader, seized his banner, and routed the entire Aztec army in the Battle of Otumba. Using some of the earliest sources, especially Indigenous accounts of the Conquest, Mendoza demonstrates that the popular Spanish account of the battle is a complete fabrication. According to Indigenous sources, it was the Spaniards who left the battlefield defeated.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 21

WHERE: Virtually on Zoom


For access needs or questions, email lcc@uic.edu or call 312-996-3095. Auto-captions enabled on Zoom. ASL Interpretation services may be available by contacting the LCC five business days before the program. All audiences are welcome.

Upcoming Presentations:
Carla Tejada Lopez, PhD, 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, department of mechanical and industrial engineering

Azadeh Safaeian, PhD, 2-3 p.m., Wednesday April 10, department of disability and human development

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