Peter S. Gonzales, a commercial litigation associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Chicago, is the newest member of the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) Advisory Council. As a young alum on the council, he will advance Notre Dame’s mission by serving as an ambassador for ND in his community and profession. Specifically, he will provide counsel and professional...
Over 14% of incoming undergraduates self-identify as Latino/Hispanic students, making over 1000 of the 8731 undergraduates at ND Latinx, not including international and DACA students. The Institute for Latino Studies, the employee resource group AdelanteND and the Hispanic Alumni of Notre Dame (HAND) are observing Hispanic Heritage Month in a number of ways through Oct. 15.
This month is comprised of diverse and unique events and scholarly activities aimed to acknowledge the importance and educate the campus community about the intellectual richness that Latino communities provide to the U.S.
As part of the Institute for Latino Studies’ academic program, the Letras Latinas initiative provides scholarly activities, brings emerging writers to campus to engage with students, and often partners with other Notre Dame departments and national organizations.
Around the country, a growing number of schools are beginning these programs of “two-way immersion.” In the two-way immersion model, children from two distinct languages come together to form a learning community in which each benefits from the others’ linguistic and cultural assets.
On May 14th, 2016, the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) celebrated 13 students graduating as majors during the Latino Studies Certificate Ceremony. Honorary doctorate recipient Arturo Sandoval, an internationally acclaimed jazz and classical musician and composer who also performed Ave Maria at the University Commencement Ceremony, spoke at the ceremony.
Jennifer Jones, Institute for Latino Studies faculty fellow and assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology, will convene a conference on Afro-Latinos in Movement: Critical Approaches to Blackness and Transnationalism in the Americas on October 31, 2014. The conference and an accompanying volume, for which Professor Jones will serve as co-editor, explore broad questions of black identity and representation,...
The field of Latino Studies is marked by its intersectionality: students can take the skills and knowledge they learn down any number of professional paths. In the case of three recent Notre Dame graduates — Gregory Jenn, Cesar Estrada, and Xitlaly Estrada (no relation)…
Since 2005, the ILS has provided students with the ability to both major and minor in Latino Studies, in addition to offering many different opportunities for volunteering, networking, and professional development.
ILS graduate student Oliver Ortega weighs the University's role as a hotbed for Catholic thought against its notable lack of Latinx students.
Murguía has worked to amplify the Latino voice on issues affecting the Hispanic community such as education, health care, immigration, civil rights, and the economy.
The theme of the programs, “Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration,” borrows a line from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s poem, “Borderbus.”
The cooler opened and the pungent smell immediately hit our noses. Before our eyes were dozens of dead bodies, most of them labeled John and Jane Doe. Migrant deaths at the U.S.-Mexico border are flooding the Pima County medical examiner’s office with hundreds of migrant remains each year.
This fall, three leaders from the Notre Dame community have been appointed Faculty Fellows of the Institute for Latino Studies. Assistant Professor of Mathematics Juanita Pinzón Caicedo, First Year Academic Advisor Leonor Wangensteen, and Katy Walter Lichon of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education join a distinguished group of scholars.…
Letras Latinas strives to enhance the visibility, appreciation, and study of Latinx literature both on and off the campus—with an emphasis on programs that support newer voices, foster a sense of community among writers, and place Latinx writers in community spaces.
Moreno — an American actress, dancer and singer of Puerto Rican descent — is the first and only Latina to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT), and she will be the special guest of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies next month as part of its Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture Series.
Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies presented a poetry reading at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in Washington, D.C.
In this blog post, co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies, Luis Ricardo Fraga, focuses on the obligation society’s leaders have to provide the younger Latino community with opportunities to take lead and develop a state of responsibility for their community’s future.
IILS faculty and staff have been actively involved with the University's efforts to admit and support "DREAMer" students to pursue their aspirations through a Notre Dame education. We are very proud of all our students, including the authors of the following editorial that recently appeared in The Washington Post.