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.
- Mike Amezcua, Assistant Professor, History
- Thomas Anderson, The William M. Scholl Professor of Latin American Literature and Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures
- Francisco Aragón, Associate Professional Specialist, Latino Studies
- Kraig Beyerlein, Associate Professor, Sociology
- Jorge Bustamante, The Eugene P. and Helen Conley Professor of Sociology
- Gilberto Cárdenas, Professor, Sociology
- Peter Casarella, Associate Professor, Theology
- Alex E. Chávez, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
- Luis Ricardo Fraga, Notre Dame Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership and the Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science
- Agustín Fuentes, Professor and Chair, Anthropology
- Anne García-Romero, The Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Assistant Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre
- Daniel Groody, CSC, Associate Professor, Theology
- Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP, The John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Theology
- Carlos A. Jáuregui, Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures
- Jennifer Jones, Assistant Professor, Sociology
- Amy Langenkamp, Assitant Professor, Sociology
- David M. Lantingua, Assistant Professor, Theology
- Timothy Matovina, Professor, Theology
- Orlando Menes, Professor, English
- Marisel Moreno, Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures
- Darcia Narvaez, Professor, Psychology
- Jaime Pensado, Associate Professor, History
- Ricardo Ramírez, Associate Professor, Political Science
- Karen Richman, Professional Specialist, Latino Studies
- Jason Ruiz, Associate Professor, American Studies
- Thomas Tweed, The W. Harold and Martha Welch Endowed Chair and Departmental Chair in American Studies
- Robert Vargas, Assistant Professor, Sociology
- Maria Tomasula, Professor, art
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, Jason. Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.
Ramírez, Ricardo. Mobilizing Opportunities: The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013.
Prizant, Yael. Cuba Inside Out: Revolution and Contemporary Theatre. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013.
Pensado, Jaime. Rebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture during the Long Sixties. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013.
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…
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.
On March 26, three Latino Studies Faculty, Tatiana Botero, Anne Garcia-Romero and Karen Richman took 45 of their students to Chicago to experience Latin American Street cuisine at the new theme restaurant, Latinicity, and to see a play by an award-winning Latina playwright at the Goodman Theatre. In Destiny of Desire,…
Institute for Latino Studies co-director, Luis R. Fraga shares his thoughts on the impact of Hispanics on the American Catholic church as well as American at large. He explores the reasons for the struggle of integration and offers solutions for the Catholic schools to build cultural understandings. …