What's next for South Bend-area immigrants?

Author: By Joseph Dits South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promises are causing fear to spread among local immigrants.

Among them, Evelyn Gonzalez says she and other young immigrants “had no choice” about being here illegally. Having come with her family from Mexico when she was just 5, she draws this analogy: “If you have a kid in the back seat of your car and you get in an accident, are you going to blame the kid?”…

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Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing

Author: Richman, Karen

Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing

Society for Humanistic Anthropology

AAA Meetings, Minneapolis, MN

November 19, 2016


                  Karen Richman, Committee Chair’s Remarks

         On behalf of the Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing committee, it is has been an enormous pleasure to read this embarrassment of riches. The committee, including Lucas Bessire and Mustafa Mirzeler, received 62 ethnographies of the highest quality.  Having to reduce the winners to three and two honorable mentions was a challenge.  We made our selections for the prizes based on the following criteria: originality, innovative methods, experience-near approach, quality of writing, presentation and engagement with humanistic anthropology and to anthropological literature and theory in general.  We chose the ethnographies that we found to be exemplars of the best ethnographic writing, the ones destined to make a significant impact on the doing and writing of ethnography. …

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ILS Young Scholars Symposium on Univision Noticias

Author: Institute for Latino Studies







The Young Scholars Symposium convenes young scholars who are working on a dissertation, a book, or another research project related to Latinas and Latinos in the United States.

Participants are chosen through a national call for applicants. Selected young scholars present a chapter or essay in advance of the symposium.…

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Need a place to study for finals?


Location: Julian Samora Library 204 McKenna Hall University of Notre Dame

Need finals study space? Come to the 2nd floor of McKenna Hall for a relaxing and quiet place to study at the Institute for Latino Studies' Julian Samora Library.



Hours for Fall 2015 Study Days:

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Monday – Friday, December 12 – 16th, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

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