Recent Faculty Publications

Menes, Orlando. Heresies. Alburquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015.

Narvaez, Darcia. Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture, and Wisdom. New York: W.W. Norton, 2014.

Ruiz, JasonAmericans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.

Ramírez, RicardoMobilizing Opportunities: The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013.

Prizant, YaelCuba Inside Out: Revolution and Contemporary Theatre. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013.

Pensado, JaimeRebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture during the Long SixtiesStanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013.

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Faculty News

In new book, anthropology chair details why creativity is the key to human exceptionalism

Author: Josh Weinhold

Agustín Fuentes finds the four predominant arguments that seek to explain human evolution and human nature to be compelling but extremely simplified. Years of research and an emphasis on cross-disciplinary conversations has instead led him to a more complete story of human evolution. Creativity and collaboration, he argues in The Creative Spark, are the most important explanations for why we are the way we are.

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ILS Faculty Fellow Interviewed

Author: Evelyn Gonzalez

Francisco Aragon

Faculty Fellow Francisco Aragón, who directs the Institute’s literary initiative, Letras Latinas, was interviewed recently at Blog This Rock, in his capacity as a finalist for the Freedom Plow Award. The award, a program of the organization, Split This Rock, “honors a poet or poetry collective doing transformative work at the intersection of poetry and social activism.” The interview with Aragón was subsequently picked up and highlighted at Harriet

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Faculty fellow, Jennifer Jones on understanding race relations

Author: Todd Boruff

Jennifer Jones is an assistant professor of sociology and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her research uses qualitative methods to explore increasing migration, the growing multiracial population, and shifting social relations between and within racial groups. In this video, she discusses her work on how race relations are changing and what race means for politics and inequality.

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