Graphic for Native American Heritage Month 2022

Native American Heritage Month 2022

Latina/o/x Studies joins the Latino Native American Cultural Center in celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Visit LNACC's Facebook page or for details on this month's events.
Celia Hernandez with $500 prize from IdeaStorm

Enterprise Leadership & Latina/o/x Studies Student Celia Hernandez Wins IdeaStorm Student Innovation Competition

Congratulations to Celia Hernandez, Enterprise Leadership & Latina/o/x Studies student, on her recent win in the JPEC IdeaStorm competition! Hernandez's innovation, "Translate-It-Live," won the grand prize in the Common Good category.
Book cover: Jose O. Fernandez: Against Marginalization: Convergences in Black and Latinx Literatures

Latina/o/x Studies Faculty Dr. Jose Fernandez Publishes New Book on Black and Latinx Literatures

The LATS program congratulates assistant professor Dr. Jose Fernandez on the publication of his new book! Against Marginalization: Convergences in Black and Latinx Literatures can be ordered from Ohio State University Press.
Event Flyer for University of Iowa Latinx/a/o Heritage Month. Details at

Celebrating Latinx/a/o Heritage Month 2022

The Latina/o/x Studies (LATS) Program wishes you a happy Latina/o/x Heritage Month!  From today, September 15, through October 15, UIOWA and the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) will be holding a variety of fun gatherings, thought-provoking talks, and celebrations of Latina/o/x culture and excellence. Click for details!

LATS Instructor Lina-Maria Morales Featured in Publications Analyzing Effects of Dobbs Decision

In the wake of the landmark Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court this June, many are asking what the effects will be on maternal and reproductive health care, racial and gender equality, voter motivations and turnout, and more. LATS instructor Dr. Lina-Maria Murillo has contributed her expertise on the issue in two prominent publications.

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.