In the midst of troubling decisions by our government leaders surrounding immigrants and refugees, Campus ministry in collaboration with the Office of the President and Student Government, held a mass yesterday afternoon. The mass held at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart was celebrated by ILS faculty fellow, Fr. Daniel Groody.…
Three thousand members of the University community gathered Monday (Jan. 23) to reflect on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and what they mean for America today in the midst of national division. The luncheon program featured a conversation with U.S Court of Appeals Judge Ann Claire Williams, a Notre Dame alumna and trustee.
A panel co-sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and the Institute for Latino Studies discussed what it means for a city, state, university or faith-based organization to be declared a sanctuary, and what the implications of using the “sanctuary” designation might be. The moderator, director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights Jennifer Mason McAward, led the panelists, who included co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies Luis Fraga, professor of law Rick Garnett, graduate student Leo Guardado and professor of law Lisa Koop.…
On behalf of the University of Notre Dame, I express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of San Antonio’s Archbishop Emeritus Patricio Flores, who died Jan. 9 after a long illness.
The recipients are Tsz Yan Grace Chow, Gregory Jenn, Joshua Pine and Joseph Wells. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs.
Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing
Society for Humanistic Anthropology
AAA Meetings, Minneapolis, MN
November 19, 2016
Karen Richman, Committee Chair’s Remarks
On behalf of the Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing committee, it is has been an enormous pleasure to read this embarrassment of riches. The committee, including Lucas Bessire and Mustafa Mirzeler, received 62 ethnographies of the highest quality. Having to reduce the winners to three and two honorable mentions was a challenge. We made our selections for the prizes based on the following criteria: originality, innovative methods, experience-near approach, quality of writing, presentation and engagement with humanistic anthropology and to anthropological literature and theory in general. We chose the ethnographies that we found to be exemplars of the best ethnographic writing, the ones destined to make a significant impact on the doing and writing of ethnography. …
The Young Scholars Symposium convenes young scholars who are working on a dissertation, a book, or another research project related to Latinas and Latinos in the United States.
Participants are chosen through a national call for applicants. Selected young scholars present a chapter or essay in advance of the symposium.…
The campaigns have focused on issues including immigration, trade, security, international policy and more.
Presentations by University faculty and researchers, Mass, a service project, a 5K run/walk and marching band performances are planned leading up to kickoff at the Alamodome.
Race Relations Week begins Oct. 24 and will offer a variety of opportunities to promote meaningful discourse on racial justice at Notre Dame and in South Bend from a wide range of perspectives.
October 24, 2016 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—– Timothy Matovina, Co-Director of the Institute for Latino Studies and Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the 2016 Richard Cardinal Cushing Medal for the Advancement of Church Research. The Cushing Medal is intended to recognize the work of Church leaders, who, like Cardinal Cushing, have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Catholic Church’s needs through research.…
César Soto wants to know how the spark of political revolution can transform religious concepts of community and inclusion. To better understand the issue, he’s turning to the literature of England, Ireland, and Mexico in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Soto, a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of English, has been awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for 2016-17 to support his project.
Havana, Cuba—Following the visit of Pope Francis to Cuba, a theology class takes part in a conference convened by the Institute for Latino Studies and LANACC. The class professor and Cuban expert Peter Casarella, director of Latin American/North American Church Concerns at Notre Dame. Casarella joined the University’s Institute for Latino Studies to host the first intercontinental conference examining the significance of Pope Francis’ visits to the Americas.
The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies will convene a gathering of theologians and other scholars in Havana Oct. 16-18 to discuss the impact of Pope Francis’ visits to Latin America and the United States. The colloquium, to be held in the Casa Sacerdotal (Priests’ House) of the Archdiocese of Havana, will include participants from throughout Latin America and the United States — among them, a group of Notre Dame undergraduate students enrolled in one of the institute’s theology courses.