Latino Studies Seminar

The Latino Studies Seminar examines the research and publications of Notre Dame faculty and graduate students as well as visiting scholars. Seminar sessions are convened in a communal atmosphere that fosters conversations across academic disciplines.

Fall 2018 Seminars:

Luis R. Fraga (Political Science) “America at its Best: Enacting the 1975 Voting Rights Act.” 

Jimmy Gurulé (Law) “Correcting Injustice in the American Criminal Justice System.”

Spring 2018 Seminars:

David Lantigua (Theology) “Liberalism, Human Rights, and Latino American Theology.” 

David Cortez (Political Science) “Latinxs in La Migra: Why They Joins, and Why It Matters in the Age of T***p.”

Fall 2017 Seminars:

Jason Ruiz (American Studies) “Narcomedia: Popular Culture, Latinidad, and America's War on Drugs.” 

Maria Tomasula (Art, Art History, and Design) “More Than A Feeling: Recent Paintings by Maria Tomasula.”

Spring 2017 Seminars:

Robert Vargas (Sociology) “Wounded City: Violent Turf Wars in a Chicago Barrio.” 

Anne Garcia-Romero (Film, Television, and Theatre) “Pedagogy of the Page: Teaching Contemporary Latina/o Writing for Performance.”

Spring 2016 Seminars:

Carlos Jáuregui (Romance Languages and Literatures) “The Businessman, the Cacique, and the Artist.” 

Marisel Moreno (Romance Languages and Literatures) “Undocumented Migration in the Hispanic Caribbean: Insular and Diaspora Literary Perspectives.”

Fall 2015 Seminars:

Karen Hooge Michalka (PhD student, sociology) and Mary Ellen Konieczny (sociology) “Catholics in Crisis: Latino and Non-Latino Lay Mobilization and Sexual Ethics.”

Peter Casarella (theology) “God of the People: A Latino/a Theology.”

Daniel Groody, CSC (theology) “Passing Over: Migration, Theology and the Eucharist.”

Spring 2015 Seminars:

Mike Amezcua (history) “The Second City Anew: Mexicans, Urban Culture, and Migration in the Transformation of Chicago, 1940-1986.”

Jason Ruiz (American studies) “Searching for Mañana: A Century of American Re-Creationism in Mexico.”

Sujey Vega (Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University), "Latino Heartland: Redefining Indiana's Socio-Cultural Landscape."

Fall 2014 Seminars:

Jennifer Lee (Sociology, University of California Irvine), “Reframing Culture and Success: Why Mexicans are the Most Successful Immigrants in America.”

Lindsey Passenger Wieck (PhD student, history) “Lattes, Skyscrapers, and Comunidad: Fighting for Space and Safety in Postwar San Francisco.”

Amy Langenkamp (sociology) “Latinos’ Transition to College: How Families and Schools Are Sculpting the Next American Generation.”

Spring 2014 Seminars:

Timothy Matovina (theology) “Engaging a New World: Theologies of Guadalupe and the Making of America.”

Michael Innis-Jimenez (American studies, University of Alabama), presented from his new book Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940 (NYU Press). Cosponsored by the Civil Rights Heritage Center at IUSB.

Jennifer Jones (sociology) “Enforcement or Embrace? The Determinants of State-Level Immigration Policy in New Immigrant Destinations.”