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2018 News

November

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

November 8, 2018

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!

October

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

October 5, 2018

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!

August

The Latina and Latino Studies Program Welcomes Professor Elvia Mendoza as our Visiting Assistant Professor for 2017-2019.

August 10, 2018

Elvia's scholarship on violence, memory, race and sexuality, and her expertise in producing documentaries for social justice, will enhance our curricular offerings. We look forward to working with her as she teaches and advises our majors and minors. Bienvenida, Elvia!

July

LLSP Professor Receives Newberry Library Research Fellowship for part of 2017-18

July 16, 2018

Congratulations to Professor John Marquez for having received a Newberry Library Research Fellowship for part of 2017-18!

Congratulations to LLSP Major, Fatima Gomez!

July 12, 2018

Our graduating senior, Fatima Gomez, who is a double major in English and Latinx Studies, has been admitted to the Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Society. Please join me in congratulating her on her achievements! 

June

Congratulations to LLSP Professor, Hector Carrillo

June 29, 2018

Professor Carrillo's book, Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men has been selected to receive the following two awards at the upcoming American Sociological Association Meeting in August:

  • Latina/o Sociology Section Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award
  • Section on Sex and Gender Distinguished Book Award.

LLSP Professor Selected as a Kaplan Institute for the Humanities Faculty Fellow for 2017-18

June 12, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Emily Maguire for having been selected as a Kaplan Institute for the Humanities Faculty Fellow for 2017-18!

LLSP Professor Gerry Cadava receives Community Building Award

June 6, 2018

Please join us in congratulating LLSP Professor Gerry Cadava. He received the Community Building Award from Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences!

May

LLSP congratulates Prof. Jaime Dominguez on his Promotion to Assistant Professor of Instruction

May 4, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Jaime Dominguez on his promotion to Assistant Professor of Instruction. Great job, Jaime! We are honored to have you with us in LLSP.

February

Northwestern Summit Promotes Research Impact And Engagement

February 16, 2018

Kudos to Alejandro Carrion for being highlighted in this article for the YPAR project with ETHS and the impact it has on all our students.

Hurricane Maria survivors talk future of Puerto Rico

February 16, 2018

Hurricane Maria survivor Veronica Davila said when her house flooded during the hurricane, “the darkness (was) so deep, no one could tell how much water there was.” Davila and Javier Valentin Feliciano, both residents of Puerto Rico, spoke in Kresge Hall on Thursday about their experience during Hurricane Maria and its aftermath, Feliciano lost his sister, Maria Valentin Feliciano, in the hurricane and dedicated his presentation to her and policeman Angel Lorenzo-Gonzalez, who also died.


Letter to the Editor: AASP and LLSP directors back departmental status campaign

February 13, 2018

As individual faculty members who are also directors of the Asian American Studies Program and the Latina and Latino Studies Program, we write to express our support for the “To Be Departments” campaign. This campaign, organized by the Latinx Asian American Collective, includes a petition with over 1,100 signatories in favor of the development of an Asian American Studies Department and a Latinx Studies Department. We endorse such departmentalization as a way to address the chronic challenges we face as a result of our status as programs that inhibit the sustainability and growth of our vibrant fields.

The Spectrum: Learning to love Northwestern as a multiethnic woman

February 11, 2018

Being a student at Northwestern felt isolating for a very long time. To start, no one looked like me. I had dark skin, Asian eyes and a culture that was unrelatable to many other people around me. I am half Honduran (Hispanic descent) and half Filipino (Asian descent). My first impressions of other NU students’ cultural awareness were often shaped by questions like, “You look so exotic, what are you?” and “Are you Mexican?” These questions felt representative of NU —  some students had great exposure to other cultures and ethnicities, but many others clearly did not. My intention is not to paint any students as ignorant — that word creates an image of being set in stone. I also cannot speak to another individual’s experience, nor am I trying to, but I only ask that you respect how I process people and their interactions with me.

Petition for Latinx, Asian American Studies departments exceeds goal after social media pushes

February 11, 2018

A petition to make the Latina and Latino Studies Program and the Asian American Studies Program departments has exceeded its goal of 1,000 signatures, after students and Associated Student Government showed their support on social media.

Salvadoran writer talks relationships, identity at poetry performance

February 9, 2018

When Los Angeles-born Salvadoran poet Yesika Salgado spoke and performed her work at Northwestern on Thursday, she said she was happy to see her fans from across Chicago gathering in Harris Hall. While it is important to speak at institutions like NU, Salgado said it is also important for her art to be accessible.

In fight for department status, LLSP, AASP students stress importance of ethnic studies

February 4, 2018

Justine Kim had lived as a racial minority her entire life — her hometown of Glenview, Illinois, is more than three-quarters white. Fearing that she wouldn’t be accepted, she did not often express her Korean identity. So after gaining acceptance to Northwestern, she didn’t consider what her experience would be like as a Korean American at a school made up of many more non-white students.

January

MEChA, APAC members push for department status for ethnic studies

January 30, 2018

MEChA de Northwestern and the Asian Pacific American Coalition are leading a campaign for department status for two of the University’s largest ethnic studies programs.Working together as the Latinx Asian American Collective, the student groups published a proposal last week urging the establishment of the Latina and Latino and Asian American Studies Programs as departments. As of Tuesday night, about 165 students had signed an online petition in support of the proposal.

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