There’s no question the Latino vote will be crucial in this year’s presidential election. But to understand the impact of Latinos in 2020, it’s helpful to step back four years, to the victory of a president who has made anti-Latino and anti-immigrant sentiment a staple of his presidency.…
- 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
- Tatiana Botero, Associate Teaching Professor, Spanish, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
- Jorge Bustamante, The Eugene P. and Helen Conley Professor of Sociology
- Peter Casarella, Associate Professor, Theology
- Alex E. Chávez, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
- Yamil J Colón, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- David Cortez, Assistant Professor, Political Science
- Luis Ricardo Fraga, Rev. Donald P. McNeill, C.S.C., Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership and the Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science
- Agustín Fuentes, Professor Anthropology and Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Endowed Chair in Anthropology
- Anne García-Romero, Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Associate Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre
- Daniel Groody, CSC, Associate Professor, Theology
- Jimmy Gurulé, Professor of Law
- Carlos A. Jáuregui, Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures
- Amy Langenkamp, O'Shaughnessy Assistant Professor Chair of Educational Studies
- David M. Lantigua, Assistant Professor, Theology
- Ricardo Martinez-Schuldt, Assistant Professor, Sociology
- Timothy Matovina, Professor, Theology
- Orlando Menes, Professor, English
- Nydia Morales-Soto, Program Director of the Eck Institute for Global Health
- Marisel Moreno, Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures
- Darcia Narvaez, Professor, Psychology
- Jaime Pensado, Associate Professor, History
- Sarah Quesada, Assistant Professor, English
- Ricardo Ramírez, Associate Professor, Political Science
- Tatiana Reinoza, Assistant Professor, Art, Art History, and Design
- Karen Richman, Professional Specialist, Latino Studies
- Francisco Robles, Assistant Professor, English
- Jason Ruiz, Associate Professor, American Studies
- Maria Tomasula, Micheal P. Grace Professor, Art, Art History & Design
- Thomas Tweed, The W. Harold and Martha Welch Endowed Chair American Studies and founding director of Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion
Recent Faculty Publications
Chávez, Alex E. Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.
Fuentes, Agustín. The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional. Dutton Books, 2017.
García-Romero, Anne. The Fornes Frame: Contemporary Latina Playwrights and the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. Tuscon: The University of Arizona Press, 2016.
Rivera-Rideau, Petra R., Jones, Jennifer A., and Paschel, Tianna eds. Afro-Latin@s in Movement: Critical Approaches to Blackness and Transnationalism in the Americas. Palgrave Macmillan US, 2016.
Menes, Orlando. Heresies. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015.
Notre Dame anthropologist Alex Chávez has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities long-term residential fellowship at the Newberry Library in Chicago. During the nine-month fellowship, Chávez will work on a second book project, tentatively titled Audible City: Urban Cultural History, Latinx Chicago, and the Sonic Commons, which explores the relationship between sound and the city of Chicago.
Kraig Beyerlein has been awarded a $290,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study change over time in characteristics of protests in the United States, such as size, demographic composition, presence of counterdemonstrators and the use of disruptive tactics.
Prof. Jason Ruiz lectures during a Winter Research Trip to Colombia
ILS Faculty Fellow Jason Ruiz has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching. Ruiz is an associate professor of American Studies who teaches courses on race and popular culture, Latinx history and studies, and gender and sexuality studies.…
ILS faculty and an affiliated student partook in a local poetry reading as part of efforts to raise money for immigrants in need. It was one of dozens of readings taking place in 45 cities across the United States Wednesday.
Francisco Aragón, a faculty member at Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, organized the local Writers for Migrant Justice event. Misael Osorio-Conde, an MFA student at Notre Dame, read his poem “Detention Center.” The money will go to a nonprofit called Immigrant Families Together, which provides legal representation, medical services, housing, food, and clothing to immigrants in need.…