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Latinx Studies @ 50: Part Two
Latinx Studies @ 50
a panel discussion with Arturo Arias, Tanya Hernandez, Emma Perez, and Vicky Ruiz

Mar 31, 2022 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Arturo Arias
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Professor in the Humanities at the University of California, Merced
Arturo Arias is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Professor in the Humanities at the University of California, Merced. He has published Recovering Lost Footprints: Contemporary Maya Narratives. Volumes 1 (2017), and 2 (2018), Taking their Word: Literature and the Signs of Central America (2007), The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy (2000), The Identity of the Word: Guatemalan Literature in Light of the New Century (1998), and Ceremonial Gestures: Central American Fiction 1960-1990 (1998. 2001-2003 President of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Professor Arias co-wrote the film El Norte (1984), and has published seven novels in Spanish, two of which have appeared in English (After the Bombs, 1990, and Rattlesnake, 2003). 2020 Guggenheim Awardee, twice winner of the Casa de las Americas Award, and winner of the Ana Seghers Award for fiction in Germany.
Tanya Katerí Hernández
Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law
Tanya Katerí Hernández is the Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law (USA), where she is an Associate Director of the Center on Race, Law, & Justice. Hernández is a Fulbright Scholar who holds a B.A. from Brown University and a law degree from Yale University. She is the author of Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response; Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination; and the forthcoming book Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality (Beacon Press). Twitter @ProfessorTKH.
Dr. Emma Perez
Dr. Emma Pérez earned a PhD in history from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2017, she joined the University of Arizona as a Research Social Scientist at the Southwest Center and a Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. Pérez has published fiction, essays, poetry, and the history monograph, The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History (1999). Pérez’s first novel, Gulf Dreams, was published in 1996 and is considered one of the first Chicanx queer/lesbian novels in print. Her second novel, Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory (2009) earned awards including the Isherwood Writing Grant (2009). Her latest novel, Electra’s Complex, is an academic mystery published in spring 2015 and currently, she is completing a dystopic novela titled, “Chronicle of a Shifter.”
Vicki L. Ruiz
Distinguished Professor Emerita of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine
Vicki L. Ruiz is Distinguished Professor Emerita of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. A first generation college-bound student, she received her PhD in History from Stanford University in 1982. An award-winning scholar and educator, she is the author of Cannery Women, Cannery Lives and From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America and co-author of Created Equal: A History of the United States. She and Virginia Sánchez Korrol co-edited the three-volume Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia, which received a 2007 “Best in Reference” Award from the New York Public Library. Over the course of her career, Ruiz has participated in numerous public history and community engagement programs, including Arizona State’s Hispanic-Mother Daughter Program. From 2007-2012, she served as Dean of the School of Humanities at UC Irvine. In 2012 Professor Ruiz was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.