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Latina/o/x Studies Faculty Are Featured Panelists for Ana Mendieta Film & Discussion, "The Nature Inside"

Latina/o/x Studies-affiliated faculty, Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder and Dr. Claire Fox, were featured panelists at the April 21, 2022 film screening and discussion, "Ana Mendieta: The Nature Inside."

Latina/o/x Studies faculty member, Dr. Eric Vázquez, publishes an essay in Public Culture

Dr. Eric Vázquez, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Latina/o/x Studies at the University of Iowa, has published an essay in Public Culture entitled, “ 'Your Life Is One-Hundred-Percent at Risk': The Caravan of the Mutilated and the Internationalism of the Vulnerable."

Latina/o/x Studies Student, Raquel Valladolid, Writes about "Intersectionality" for the Fall 2021 UI Honors Program Newsletter

In 2021-22, Raquel Valladolid is a second-year student from Sioux City, Iowa, majoring in Spanish and English and Creative Writing with minors in Latina/o/x studies, communication studies, and translation for global literacy. While at the University of Iowa, she hopes to develop her skills as an editor and translator. Her article, "The Fourth Dimension: How Intersectionality Complicates Belonging" was published in the fall 2021 UI Honors Program Newsletter (pp. 17 - 18).
Poster for Murillo's presentation to the American Studies lecture series on 12-03-21

Latina/o/x Studies affiliated faculty, Dr. Lina-Maria Murillo, presents Dec 3, 2021, at the American Studies Floating Friday lecture

At 4 pm on Friday, December 3, 2021, Lina-Maria Murillo, Assistant Professor, Departments of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, and History, at The University of Iowa, will present at the American Studies Floating Friday lecture series. Her talk is entitled, “La Margaret Sanger of the Border: Guadalupe Arizpe de La Vega, Population Control, and Mexico's Maquiladora System.”

Latina/o/x Studies & The English Society co-host a YA workshop with Angela Velez

Angela Velez, author of the forthcoming YA novel, "Lulu and Milago’s Search for Clarity", will be visiting U Iowa on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 to do a reading and workshop with undergraduate students.
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2020-21 Latina/o/x Studies Program Annual Report

We are pleased to share 2020-21 highlights from the Latina/o/x Studies Program at the University of Iowa. Through another challenging academic year which was heavily impacted by COVID-19, Latina/o/x students and faculty were recognized for their achievement and engagement both inside and outside of the classroom. 
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Latina/o/x faculty, Jorge Guerra, reflects on life and teaching

Jorge Guerra says he’s continually impressed by his students in the Latina/o/x Studies Program, enjoying their conversations and insights as they unpack a variety of issues.