- 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
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.
Robert Vargas, an urban sociologist whose research focuses on violence and health care, is joining Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology this fall as an assistant professor. Vargas, who will also be a faculty affiliate in the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame, was previously on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at Harvard University. Vargas’ first book, Wounded City: Violent Turf Wars in a Chicago Barrio (Oxford University Press), will be released May 1. In it, Vargas argues that competition among political groups contributes to the persistence of violence just as much as the competition among street gangs.
Jennifer Jones, an assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology, has received the Presidential Authority Award grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for her study of interracial coalitions and their effect on immigration policy in Mississippi and Alabama. Combining archival and media sources with interviews, “Enforcement or Embrace? The Determinants of State-Level Immigration Policy in New Immigrant Destinations” emerged from unexpected patterns Jones identified while researching race relations and immigration in North Carolina.
Marisel C. Moreno, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies, is the recipient of the 2016 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award. This award, bestowed annually on a faculty member in the College of Arts and Letters, is named for the Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., a much-beloved former dean of the College. It recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching, informed by research, over a wide range of courses while employing innovative and creative teaching methods. For more information on this prestigious award, including a list of former winners, see: http://al.nd.edu/about/the-faculty/sheedy-award…
Rev. Virgilio P. Elizondo, the University of Notre Dame Professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology, died Monday (March 14). He was 80 years old.
A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2000, Father Elizondo was a native of San Antonio, Texas, where his Mexican immigrant parents owned a grocery store and where he himself spent many years as the pastor of San Fernando Cathedral. The Sunday Spanish Mass at which he presided was televised and carried via satellite from San Fernando Cathedral to more than 1 million households.