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November 19, 2019
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


LLSP Faculty named to the 2019-20 Associated Student Government Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll

September 19, 2019

Please join us in congratulating LLSP Professors, Alejandro Carrion, Elvia Mendoza, Michael Rodriguez-Muñiz, and Geraldo Cadava. They each have just received an AGS faculty honor roll recognition for their dynamic teaching this past year. This is an exceptional achievement for each of them individually, and for our program as a whole! Felicidades!

  • Alejandro E. Carríon, Professor Alejandro E. Carríon is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Latina and Latino Studies Program as well as an undergraduate Weinberg College Advisor. A student said Professor Carríon has done “incredible work across scholarship, NU students, and Evanston/Chicago high school students with regard to the Youth Participatory Action Research collaborative, Borders & Identities” and is deserving of much appreciation for “his dedication and support to his students inside and outside of class.” Professor Carríon is recognized for his work in LATINO 392 “Decolonizing Education.”
  • Elvia Mendoza, Professor Elvia Mendoza is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Latina and Latino Studies Program. One student said Professor Mendoza “ is the most compassionate, thoughtful, and intentional professor [and] I have never learned so much about the world or myself than in her courses.” Professor Mendoza is recognized for her work in LATINO 392 “Topics in Latina and Latino Social and Political Issues” and LATINO 393 “Topics in Latina and Latino Text and Representation.”
  • Geraldo Cadava, Professor Geraldo Cadava received his PhD in History from Yale University and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of History. One student said “ Professor Cadava utilizes every moment to enhance learning, is remarkably well-versed in his field and creates a warm environment conducive to learning.” Professor Cadava is recognized for his work in HISTORY 218-0 “Latina and Latino History.”
  • Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz, Professor Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz received his PhD in Sociology from Brown University and is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latina/Latino Studies in the Department of Sociology. One student said Professor Rodríguez-Muñiz “is hilarious and makes really intense and dense topics interesting and understandable.” Professor Rodríguez-Muñiz is recognized for his work in SOCIOL 326 “Politics of Racial Knowledge.”



Doing Double: Ethnic Studies Programs Demand Structure Reform

May 31, 2019 – from Northwestern Daily
IT’S HARD ENOUGH being a professor in just one department. Imagine doing it all twice: Double the meetings and students; double the conferences to travel to and research papers to edit; double the energy, time and service. In essence: Double the labor.