Graduate Working Group

The Graduate Working Group convenes young scholars from multiple disciplines to share their research, address issues affecting Latino communities, and develop a national professional network in a growing field of experts.

All graduate students on the ND campus are invited to respond to and/or share papers they are developing on topics relating to U.S.-based Latino communities. This group meets in the ILS Conference Room.

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The next Graduate Working Group meeting(s) will take place on the following dates:

Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 10 am to 11:30 am via Zoom

For more information about membership or presentations, please contact Dominique Vargas at

Apply to the Graduate Working Group


Wade Marsh Testimonial

“The ILS graduate working group offers me innovative ways of making my research more accessible to and connected with important Latino Studies work in disciplines other than my own. It has also provided community that has sustained me through the ups and downs of graduate school. I am so thankful for my ILS family—for their brilliance, their patience, their support, and for pushing me to be a better scholar who studies Latinos with new frameworks and methods.”

             —Wayde Marsh, Political Science


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“In the ILS grad working group I have found a pleasant space for an interdisciplinary dialogue and meaningful input to approach my research topics.”

—Ruth Solarte Gonzales, Spanish