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Latina & Latino Studies Program

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Why Latinx Studies?

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Latina and Latino Studies focuses on the historic and contemporary circumstances that shape Latina and Latino lives, spaces, subjectivities, and politics in the United States.  This field encompasses diverse communities and nationalities while also offering critical attention to transnational dynamics or to how Latinas and Latinos relate and connect to cultural or geographical origins across the Americas. 

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NEW LLSP Full Time Professor, Mérida M. Rúa

 

The Latinx Studies Program welcomes Professor Mérida M. Rúa to our community! Professor Rúa is the first-ever 100 percent full-time tenure track faculty hire within the Program. This is a historic milestone for Latinx Studies at NU, made possible through the advocacy and labor of students and community members.

We look forward to Prof. Rúa joining our community. Please join us to celebrate and welcome Professor Rúa!

Professor Rua's biography: Link  

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Dr. Frances Aparicio publishes book

 

We are pleased to announce that Frances R. Aparicio, Professor Emerita and former Director of Latinx Studies at Northwestern has published a new book titled Negotiating Latinidad: Intralatina/o Lives in Chicago. This book reinforces Professor Aparicio’s standing as one of the nation’s foremost scholars of Latinx studies.

 Professor Aparicio recently sat down for an interview with Latinx Talk about the book. Click on the following link to access the interview: Link

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LLSP Faculty on ASG Honor Roll

Please join us in congratulating Professor’s Carrion, Mendoza, Rodriguez-Muniz, and Cadava, who were named to the most recent ASG Faculty Honor Roll. This is an exceptional achievement for each of them individually, and for Latinx Studies @ NU as a whole! Felicidades!

College Launches Intercultural American Studies Council

The new unit will be the tenure home for new faculty in Latina and Latino Studies and Asian American Studies

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