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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.

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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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