Job Opportunity: Associate Professor in Latina and Latino Studies

Northwestern University solicits nominations and applications for a new Associate Professor position in Latina and Latino Studies. This faculty position is fully in the Latina and Latino Studies Program and will begin on September 1, 2019.

News & Events

LLSP Professor, Alejandro E. Carrion named to the 2018-2019 Associated Student Government Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Alejandro Carrion. He just received an AGS faculty honor roll recognition for his dynamic teaching this past year. He was nominated for his work in Latina/o Studies 392: Decolonizing Education. Felicidades, Prof. Carrion!

LLSP Major, Isabella Soto to Present at VIII Biennial Dominican Studies Conference

Congratulations to our LLS major, Isabella Soto, for having her proposal accepted in the VIII Biennial Dominican Studies Conference to be held in the Bronx, NY, in November 2018. Isabella will be presenting her work in progress regarding the Dominican community in McAllen, Texas. Bravo, Isabella!


Dominican Identity in the Rio Grande Valley

Thursday, December 6, 4:00 PM
Scholarship and writing on Dominican Americans has largely focused on Dominican American communities in New York City, New Jersey, Boston/Providence, and South Florida. Even though academic work and research on Dominicans living outside of these familiar destinations is growing, Dominicans living in the southern United States have rarely been studied, and neither have the interactions and relationships between Dominicans and Mexicans on the “home turf” of Mexican-Americans -- the U.S.-Mexico border. This paper highlights findings from over thirty interviews with the Dominican community living in the Rio Grande Valley, broadening our understanding of what a South Texas border culture looks like, and aims to offer a widened perspective on non-Mexican Latin Americans living in the Texas borderlands, and Dominicans living beyond the expected metropolitan areas.