Latino studies

Latino studies

Latino studies is an academic discipline which studies the experience of people of Hispanic ancestry in America. Closely related to other ethnic studies disciplines such as African American studies, Asian American studies, and Native American studies, Latino studies critically examines the history, culture, politics, issues, and experiences of Latinos. Drawing from numerous disciplines such as sociology, history, literature, political science, and gender studies, Latino studies scholars consider a variety of perspectives and employ diverse analytical tools in their work.


Notable Scholars

* Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Chicana Studies scholar and activist.
* [ Frances Aparicio] , Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
* [ Juan Bruce-Novoa] , Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Irvine.
* [ Arlene Davila] , Professor of Anthropology and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University.
* [ Juan Flores] , Professor of Africana and Puerto Rican–Latino Studies at CUNY (City University of New York) Hunter College and of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Former director of CUNY’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies.
* [ Suzanne Oboler] , Professor of Puerto Rican/Latin American Studies at John Jay College. Founding Editor of the journal, "Latino Studies".
* [ Américo Paredes] , 1915-1999. Formerly Dickson, Allen, and Anderson Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
* Gustavo Perez Firmat, David Feinson Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.
* [ Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez] , Associate Professor of the English Department at the University of Connecticut.
* [ José David Saldívar] , Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.
* Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College.

Major Programs/Departments

* [ Chicano Studies Institute] at UC Santa Barbara, founded in 1969.
* [ Chicano Studies Research Center] at UCLA, created in 1969.
* [ Latino Studies Program] at Cornell University, established in 1987.
* [ Center for Latino Policy Research] at UC Berkeley, founded 1988.
* [ Hispanic Research Center] at Arizona State University, established in 1989.
* [ Chicano/Latino Research Center] at UC Santa Cruz, created in 1990.
* [ Centro De Estudios Puertoriqueños] at CUNY Hunter College, established in 1991.
* [ Cuban Research Institute] at Florida International university, founded in 1991.
* [ Dominican Studies Institute] at CUNY City College, established in 1994.
* [ Latina/Latino Studies Program] at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, founded in 1996.
* [ Institute for Latino Studies] at the University of Notre Dame, created in 1999.
* [ Center for Latino Initiatives] at the Smithsonian Institute, founded in 1998.
* [ The Pew Hispanic Center] established in 2001.

Latino Studies Program - Northwestern University

See also

* Ethnic studies
* Chicano studies

Books on Latino Studies

* Aparicio, Frances. "Listening to Salsa: Gender, Latin Popular Music, and Puerto Rican Cultures" CT: Wesleyan, 1998.
* Dalleo, Raphael, and Elena Machado Sáez. "The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties Literature". NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. []
* Caminero-Santangelo, Marta. [ "On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity"] . FL: University Press of Florida, 2007.
* Davila, Arlene. "Latinos, Inc.: The Marketing and Making of a People". CA: University of California Press, 2001.
* Flores, Juan. "From Bomba to Hip-Hop". NY: Columbia University Press, 2000.
* Gonzalez, Juan. "Harvest of Empire : A History of Latinos in America". NY: Penguin, 2000.
*Lima, Lazaro. [ "The Latino Body: Crisis Identities in American Literary and Cultural Memory"] . NY: New York University Press, 2007.
* Negron-Muntaner, Frances. [ "Boricua Pop"] . New York: NYU Press, 2004.
* Oboler, Suzanne. "Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)Presentation in the United States". MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.
* Perez-Firmat, Gustavo. "Life on the Hyphen: The Cuban-American Way". TX: University of Texas Press, 1994.
* Rochin, Refugio I. and Denis Nodin Valdes. "Voices of a New Chicana/o History". MI: Michigan State University Press, 2000.
* Sanchez Gonzalez, Lisa. [ "Boricua Literature: A Literary History of the Puerto Rican Diaspora"] . NY: NYU Press, 2001.
* Stavans, Ilan. "The Hispanic Condition: The Power of a People". NY: Harper Perennial, 1995.
* Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo, and Mariela Páez. "Latinos: Remaking America". CA: University of California Press, 2002.

External links

* [ Yale University Guide to Latino Studies]
* [ Latino Studies Journal] Published by Palgrave Macmillan
* [ National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies]
* [ Latino Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association]
* [ Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States]

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