The Institute for Latino Studies offers Summer Research Grants

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Julian Samora Library study space

The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for two summer 2016 grants to fund undergraduate student research. The two topics are: 1) current policies and practices of institutions of higher education regarding admission to graduate and professional schools for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, and 2) current policies, practices, and related strategies for funding graduate education for DACA students. This competition is open to any current Notre Dame undergraduate student who will be returning (or studying abroad) for the fall 2016 semester.…

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ILS partners with National Portrait Gallery and Library of Congress for event featuring U.S. Poet Laureate

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Poets Unite Event

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS)—in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and the Library of Congress’ Hispanic Division and Poetry & Literature Center—is pleased to present “Poets Unite!,” featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, alongside poets Diana Garcia and Arlene Biala.…

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Observer Letter to the Editor: #MigrantLivesMatter

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Two ILS students co-authored the following editorial that appeared in The Observer campus newspaper.

#MigrantLivesMatter
Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The cooler opened and the pungent smell immediately hit our noses. Before our eyes were dozens of dead bodies, most of them labeled John and Jane Doe. Migrant deaths at the U.S.-Mexico border are flooding the Pima County medical examiner’s office with hundreds of migrant remains each year. As a result, the office has been forced to expand its storage facilities by introducing outdoor coolers and trucks.…

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Karen Richman publishes new study on the Significance of Gender for Latino Retirement

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Karen Richman

Karen Richman led an interdisciplinary research team’s investigation of The Significance of Gender for Latinos’ Savings for Retirement. She will be presenting study findings at Financial Security Day, a multi-disciplinary workshop sponsored by University of Notre Dame and the local United Way, which will bring national experts from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the financial wellness industry to campus on February 25. Richman, a cultural anthropologist, collaborated in the research with economist Wei Sun, political scientist Justin Sena and sociologist Sung David Chun to conduct statistical analysis of national survey data and a qualitative, case study of in 2012-2014 of Mexican immigrants and (native-born) Mexican-Americans’ in metropolitan Chicago. The project was sponsored by the National Endowment for Financial Education.

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Institute for Latino Studies announces participants for the 2016 Young Scholars Symposium

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The Institute for Latino Studies is pleased to announce the participants for our 2016 Young Scholars Symposium, to be convened March 15-17 on the University of Notre Dame campus. These scholars will present a dissertation chapter or essay draft for discussion with ILS faculty fellows and our 2016 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity, Director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, Director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California. Congratulations to our 2016 honorees:…

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ILS mourns literary luminary, Francisco X. Alarcón

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The Institute mourns the loss of Chicano luminary, Francisco X. Alarcón, who lost his battle with cancer on January 15th. Author of numerous books of poetry for both adults and children, Francisco X. Alarcón first visited Notre Dame in the Fall of 2002 as one of the featured poets at a Latino poets conference, co-sponsored by ILS.…

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ILS Co-Director Luis Fraga participates in MLK Remembrance panel at Notre Dame

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

ILS Co-Director Luis R. Fraga was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the first ever university-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration luncheon hosted by University President Fr. John Jenkins. The luncheon was held on Monday, January 18th at the Joyce Center.

The full luncheon video can be seen here or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK5LadSbpFA&feature=youtu.be

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Documenting the Border: A Photo Essay by Marisel Moreno

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Professor Marisel Moreno

Latino Studies faculty fellow Marisel Moreno shares her recent southern Arizona border experience after attending a faculty immersion seminar to learn about border issues. Her essay was posted online on January 12, 2016 to the Huffington Post blog and can be read at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marisel-moreno/documenting-the-border_b_8958508.html

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Spanish students connect with South Bend through community-based learning

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Originally published in the December 2015 issue (page 6) of NDWorks.

BY JOSH WEINHOLD, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS

Students ‘gain as much as they give’

Notre Dame student Colleen Wade watches as the Valero family reads a book chronicling multiple generations of their family history. Wade made the book as part of a community-based learning Spanish course in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

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Shattering the Silence: Undocumented Twins Share their Story

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

ILS faculty and staff have been actively involved with the University's efforts to admit and support "DREAMer" students to pursue their aspirations through a Notre Dame education. We are proud to share this story of Notre Dame students Brizzia Munoz Robles and her twin sister Maria Munoz Robles produced by the Notre Dame Office of Public Affairs and Communications. The original story authored by Brenda O'Shaughnessy, along with accompanying videos and photographs, can be seen at www.nd.edu/features/shattering-the-silence/

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ILS Faculty Fellow Jennifer Jones on NPR

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Listen to Institute for Latino Studies fellow and Sociology professor Jennifer Jones comment on Black-Latino Coalitions in the South on NPR. The original interview by Laura Lee & Frank Stasio of WUNC 91.5 (North Carolina Public Radio) appeared on their website on November 20, 2015. See full story at http://wunc.org/post/black-latino-coalitions-south#stream/0

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Karen Richman: 'We are a nation of immigrants'

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Originally published in the November 2015 issue of NDWorks.

BY GENE STOWE, FOR NDWORKS 

Karen Richman

Her long-view historical perspective sees the current U.S. immigration debate as another in a long series of resistance followed by acceptance as newcomers contribute to an evolving society and economy.Karen Richman, director of undergraduate studies for the Institute for Latino Studies, was one of the first scholars who saw both sides of immigration as it created transnational interdependent communities in the late 20th century.

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ILS to Host a Gathering of Latin@ Poets

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Angels of the Americlypse book cover

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), in close collaboration with the Creative Writing Program, is pleased to present on October 28-29 “Angels of the Americlypse: readings and colloquia—new Latin@ poetries and literary translation

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ILS and the Department of Political Science Announce New Faculty Search

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Latino Politics

The Department of Political Science and the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with interests in Latino politics.  The area of focus can be institutions, behavior, or policy and the methodological approach can be quantitative, qualitative, or mixed.  We are especially interested in scholars whose work places Latinos in comparative context with other ethnic/racial groups, addresses issues of intersectionality by gender, social class, generation, or immigration status, and those whose work focuses on social movements or transnational politics. …

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What it's like to be a DREAMer on campus

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

IILS faculty and staff have been actively involved with the University's efforts to admit and support "DREAMer" students to pursue their aspirations through a Notre Dame education. We are very proud of all our students, including the authors of the following editorial that recently appeared in The Washington Post.


May 19, 2015

We were high school valedictorians, but we weren’t sure we’d make it to college because we’re also undocumented immigrants

What it's like to be a DREAMer on campus.

 

 

By Brizzia Munoz Robles and Maria Munoz Robles

Brizzia Munoz Robles and her identical twin sister Maria Munoz Robles are completing their first year at the University of Notre Dame.

Maria Muñoz Robles

Brizzia Muñoz Robles

 

 

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Institute for Latino Studies Hosts IUPLR Siglo XXI Conference

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Conference reflects on the history, future of Latino research


Brian Flood
April 15, 2015

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR), a University of Illinois at Chicago-based national Latino research consortium, will host its fifth biennial conference, Siglo XXI: Intra-Latinos/as: Entre Latinos/as: Reconceptualizing Nations, Regions and Disciplines.…

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Institute for Latino Studies announces participants for the 2015 Young Scholars Symposium

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

The Institute for Latino Studies is pleased to announce the participants for our 2015 Young Scholars Symposium, to be convened April 8-10 on the University of Notre Dame campus. These scholars will present a dissertation chapter or essay draft for discussion with ILS faculty fellows and our 2015 Virgilio Elizondo Distinguished Visiting Professor, Davíd Carrasco. Congratulations to our 2015 honorees:

Lloyd Barba, University of Michigan
Kiku Huckle, University of Washington
Marzia Milazzo, Vanderbilt University
Aida I. Ramos, University of Texas at San Antonio
Javier Ramirez, Indiana University
Sujey Vega, Arizona State University

Read the full press release and participant bios here.

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Congratulations to John Phillip Santos '79

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

ILS congratulates John Phillip Santos on his reception of The Anthony J. Lauck Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association. John Phillip has been a favorite among our students during his various visits to campus for ILS events, and we are grateful he has received this prestigious recognition.

John Phillip Santos

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