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Feb 21 2024

Radical Research from BIPOC Scholars at UIC – Dr. Celso Mendoza

February 21, 2024

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Virtual on Zoom



Blue background depicts Image of Aztec warriors and conquistadors from Book 12 of Florentine Codex

Zona Abierta

Radical Research from BIPOC Scholars at UIC

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

Join us as Bridge to the Faculty (B2F) 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.

Dr. Celso Mendoza from the Department of History 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, Dr. 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, February 21, 2024

WHERE: Virtually on Zoom


For access needs or questions, email or call 312-996-3095. Auto-captions enabled on Zoom. ASL Interpretation services may be available by contacting the LCC 5 business days before the program. All audiences are welcome.

Upcoming Presentations:
Dr. Carla Tejada Lopez, Wednesday March 13, 2024 | 2-3pm CST | Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Dr. Azadeh Safaeian, Wednesday April 10, 2024 | 2-3pm CST | Department of Disability and Human Development




Date posted

Feb 5, 2024

Date updated

Feb 6, 2024