Four faculty fellows from Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies have recently published their first books. The Institute will host a book launch and reception on Monday, February 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in McKenna Hall, honoring affiliated faculty members Jaime Pensado, Yael Prizant, Ricardo Ramírez, and Jason Ruiz. There will be a brief presentation at 5 p.m.
The Ford Foundation recently named American Studies professor Jason Ruiz a 2010 Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow.
Researching how the threat of censorship affects playwrights, Yael Prizant, assistant professor of film, television and theatre, found examples from Cuban theatre in many of the case studies. “Once I read a few plays from the island, I was hooked,” she says.
Jason Ruiz won the Latin American Studies Association’s Best Dissertation in Latino Studies Award for his dissertation, “Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Mexico in the Popular Imagination of the United States, 1876-1920”
Gotta Get Out , a short film shot, directed, and produced by Associate Professional Specialist William Donaruma, will be screened at Short Film Corner, a special exhibition of short films at the 2009 Festival de Cannes.