Through sociology, data science, and Latino studies, junior MacKenzie Isaac pursues her interest in public health

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

MacKenzie Isaac knew she wanted to improve her Spanish skills at Notre Dame. But to be truly fluent, she needed to learn more than the language. That mindset drew the junior sociology major to the Institute for Latino Studies, where she’s found academic inspiration, research support, and a welcoming community. She's also spent two summers doing research at Harvard, added a minor in data science, and hopes to pursue a career in public health. 

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Letras Latinas joins poetry organizations from the across the United States for national initiative

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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Letras Latinas, the ILS’ literary initiative, will join more that 20 organizations in eleven cities nationwide, this March, as part of the Poetry Coalition’s 2019 program to launch “What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy,” the coalition’s third annual gesture. This programming is made possible in part by a grant from the Ford Foundation.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Vicki Ruiz: Carmen Takes Charge: Reflections on Cannery Women, Cannery Lives


Location: Bond Hall Auditorium

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Vicki Ruiz is ILS' 2019 Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the annual Young Scholars Symposium. Ruiz is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of history and Chicano/Latino Studies, at UC Irvine and currently a scholar-in-residence at Occidental College's Institute for the Study of Los Angeles. Ruiz has contributed to the reshaping of U.S. women's history, labor history, immigration studies, and history of the U.S. West. This event is free and open to the public. Click here

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