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Access to improved resources fails to impact economic outcomes for Black families across generations

Tracy DeStazio

“Any benefits accrued by growing up in more advantaged neighborhoods may be undercut by enhanced discrimination in the labor market and society at large,” wrote Notre Dame sociologist Steven Alvardo and his co-author. “Race, not class origins, is the dominant factor governing the economic mobility of Black individuals.”  

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Romance languages and literatures professor’s book about undocumented migration wins Caribbean Studies Association’s most prestigious prize

Beth Staples

Notre Dame professor Marisel Moreno’s book about the largely unknown and dangerous phenomenon of undocumented sea migration within the Caribbean region has won the Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Book Award, the Caribbean Studies Association’s most prestigious prize. In Crossing Waters: Undocumented Migration in Hispanophone Caribbean and Latinx Literature & Art, Moreno seeks to lift the veil of invisibility around...

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The liberation of literacy: Stephane Dunn found her way with words

Notre Dame Magazine

Stephane Dunn ’94 M.A., ’00MFA, ’00 Ph.D., has always savored reading. Her parents kept books around her childhood home in Elkhart, Indiana, and she frequently visited the public library with her older sister. She’s still in contact with her now-88-year-old sixth-grade teacher, who encouraged her to write and create skits in class, and also with her high school English teacher...

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