Dare to Celebrate Culture
Professor of English; Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Co-founder, Latina/o Studies Minor
Liberal Arts & Sciences
The Midwest has deep Latino roots, and since 2000, a population swell has brought a significant number of Latinos into the region. As co-founder of the Latina/o Studies minor, Claire Fox and her co-editors have developed a teachable anthology that explores the Latino cultural contributions to the Midwest titled The Latino Midwest Reader, forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press. The book is a deep look at Latino Midwesterner’ impact on urban labor history, rural place-making, social movements, religion, literature, performance, and popular culture.
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