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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, JasonAmericans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.

Ramírez, RicardoMobilizing Opportunities: The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013.

Prizant, YaelCuba Inside Out: Revolution and Contemporary Theatre. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013.

Pensado, JaimeRebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture during the Long SixtiesStanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013.

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ILS director's lecture on the enrollment of latino students in Catholic schools featured in The Observer

Author: Steven Koich

Luis Fraga Hesburgh Lecture

Luis Fraga, Director of the Institute for Latino Studies, discussed the under enrollment of Latino students in American Catholic schools at the 2017 Hesburgh Lecture Wednesday at the Eck Center.

Latinos now comprise 35 percent of all Catholics living in the United States; for practicing Catholics under 30, Latinos comprise 52 percent. Yet, only 15–17 percent of all students enrolled in Catholic schools are Latino.…

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Department chair strives to bring literary and cultural context to American understanding of Cuba

Author: Carrie Gates

For Thomas Anderson, it’s hard not to be fascinated with Cuba. Anderson, a professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, has written two books on Cuban literature and culture and has published an edited volume of a leading Cuban author’s letters. Currently, he is working on a book that focuses on images of the U.S. civil rights movement in Cuban poetry. “I think for a lot of people, Cuba has always been seen as this forbidden country, and it’s something people are drawn to,” he said. “But it’s also a country with an incredibly rich literary and cultural history.”

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