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The Deep Origins of Latino Support for Trump by Prof. Geraldo Cadava

December 29, 2020 – from The New Yorker
Bertica Cabrera Morris, a business and political consultant who was born in Cuba and has spent most of her adult life in central Florida, has helped several Republican Presidential candidates with Latino outreach, among them George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump. Some won; some lost, as Trump did this fall, but not before increasing his share of the Latino vote to thirty-two per cent, up four points from 2016, according to exit polls. “We are terribly sad” that Trump lost, Cabrera Morris said, but she expressed optimism that the next Republican will win a greater share of the Latino vote. “We moved the needle, and we changed history,” she said.


Council for Race and Ethnic Studies - Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity

November 23, 2020
The Council for Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) is excited to announce its undergraduate student research fellowship awards in 2021-2022. As a collaboration between the Asian American Studies and Latina and Latino Studies Programs to advance the interdisciplinary study of race at Northwestern, CRES supports undergraduate, graduate, and faculty fellows. The Council’s undergraduate student fellowship program seeks to generate and support interdisciplinary research that advances the study of race and Ethnic Studies scholarship at Northwestern.

Op-Ed: Look to the local to understand the ‘complex’ Latino vote by Prof. Michael Rodriguez Muniz, et. al

November 20, 2020 – from Los Angeles Times
What moves Latino voters? Many journalists and partisan operatives are right now frantically, often superficially, dissecting the so-called “Latino vote.” Once again, we hear halfhearted claims that Latino voters are “heterogeneous,” a “complex” electorate, followed by surprise that voters in some areas did not vote as expected. As political sociologists, we find that much of the discussion doesn’t do justice to the hows and whys of Latino politics.


Congratulations to LLSP Professor, Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz

April 29, 2020

LLSP Profesor, Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz, has been awarded a faculty fellowship for 2020-21 by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities to work on his new book, “Movement Memories: State Repression and Political Trauma in Puerto Rican Chicago.” ¡Felicidades, Prof. Rodríguez-Muñiz!

Congratulations to Prof. Héctor Carrillo and Prof. John Alba Cutler on Each Winning Fellowships

April 9, 2020
Please join Latinx Studies in congratulating Héctor Carrillo and John Alba Cutler on their smashing fellowship successes! Prof. Héctor Carrillo won fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council for Learned Societies. Prof. John Alba Cutler also won a fellowship from the American Council for Learned Societies. This is exciting news for them and for us as a Program.


Prof. Alejandro Carrion publishes article in Latino Studies

March 2, 2020
Please join with us in congratulating LLSP Assistant Professor, Alejandro Carrion, whose article “Honoring the past: Embracing the margins as a space of radical openness through participatory action research” has been published online by Latino Studies. Congratulations Alejandro!


Prof. Hector Carrillo's book, Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men awarded ASA Distinguished Scholarship book award

February 5, 2020

Please join with us in congratulating Héctor Carrillo, whose book Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men was awarded the 2020 ASA Distinguished Scholarship book award. What a well-deserved recognition for an important piece of scholarship! We’re lucky to have you as a colleague, Héctor!