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LLILAS Faculty in the News

Posted: April 30, 2013

Due to their wide range of expertise, LLILAS faculty are frequently called upon to discuss Latin America–related issues in the media, as well as receiving recognition for their contributions to Latin American Studies. Featured here are some of our most recent faculty in the news.

Ricardo Ainslie (Department of Educational Psychology) discusses his new book, The Fight to Save Juarez. For the complete story, visit KUT News and MySanAntonio.com.

Arturo Arias (Department of Spanish and Portuguese) speaks about indigeneity, research, and Maya literature. For the complete story, visit El Universal–Querétaro. To see a video of his lecture, visit Nga Pae o te Maramatanga.

Javier Auyero (Department of Sociology) previews his upcoming book, Violencia en los Margenes. For the complete story, visit Anfibia. Dr. Auyero also discusses clientelism in Argentina. For the complete story, visit Télam.

Donna De Cesare (School of Journalism) and former gang member Susan Cruz were interviewd on Public Radio International's The World.  To listen to the podcast, visit The World.

Zachary Elkins (Department of Government) argues that the constitution should be amended to safeguard both gun ownership rights and public safety. For the complete story, visit The New York Times.

Andrea Giunta (Department of Art and Art History) served as the keynote speaker for the University of California Berkeley symposium Spiraling Time: Intermedial Conversations in Latin American Arts. For more information about the symposium, visit ARC Muses.

John Mckiernan-Gonzalez (Department of History) and Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez (School of Journalism), contributed to the National Park Service's American Latino Scholars Panel. Dr. Rivas-Rodriguez served as one of the Latino experts helping to shape the initiative, while Dr. Mckiernan-Gonzalez will contribute an essay on science and medicine. For more information on the initiative, visit the American Latino Theme Study.

Joseph Potter (Department of Sociology) discusses the impact of family planning budget cuts. For the complete story, visit The Austin American Statesman. Dr. Potter also created a web app about family planning services in Texas. To learn more, visit the Texas Policy Evaluation Project.

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