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

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 Fellows participate in International Poetry Festival in Spain

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Professor Orlando MenesProfessor Orlando Menes

Francisco AragonFrancisco Aragón

The Unamuno Authors Series Festival was the first of its kind: an anglophone literary gathering in Madrid, Spain. It featured sixty poets taking part in public events in five venues over six days—from May 27th through June 1st. Writers hailed from Canada, England, Greece, Ireland, Italy and the United States. Among the poets who participated were ILS faculty fellows Orlando Menes and Francisco Aragón.…

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Prof. Luis Fraga, ILS Director, awarded 2019 Norton Long Career Achievement Award for Politics

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Professor Luis Fraga has been selected as the 2019 Norton Long Career Achievement Award winner for his work in political science by a committee of distinguished peers. The award is given each year to a scholar who has made important contributions to the study of urban politics over the course of a career. …

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