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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Faculty News

Notre Dame anthropologist awarded prestigious Newberry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Author: Brian Wallheimer

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.

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ILS Faculty Fellow Jason Ruiz, Associate Professor of American Studies, receives 2019 Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Screen Shot 2019 11 04 At 12Prof. 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.

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ILS Faculty Fellow and Student Use Poetry to Raise Money for Immigrants in Need

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Writers for Migrant Justice

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.…

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