Once I Was You

On September 15, 2020 – the first day of Latinx Heritage month last year, Maria Hinojosa released her new book, Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America. We were (unknowingly) at the end of the Trump presidency and tensions were high. Hinojosa, a well-known voice in that Latinx…

Latinx Podcast Recommendations

This semester, I began a Latinx Studies podcast project with Professor Rojo Robles entitled Latinx Visions. The first episodes are available now and can be found on Podbean or wherever you get your podcasts. This podcast will run in “seasons” with at least five episodes per season. Our first season focuses on Latinas and we…

Latinx Television

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic had us all watching more television than we had previously done, there were arguments to be made that we were in this sort of “New” Golden Age of Television. With streaming services allowing us to go back at any point and miss the shows we hadn’t seen before and also…

LTS 1003 – Podcast Projects

Teaching a course with as broad a scope as “Latin America: An Institutional and Cultural Survey” means covering a lot of ground. From the pre-Columbian era to the 21st-Century, from Mexico to South America to Central America and the Caribbean and even into the US. There are pros and cons to taking this approach to…

Latina Podcasts

When classes moved online in spring 2020, I decided that it was time to mix things up a bit, and I revamped my final assignment for the semester. What was previously a final paper and presentation on the subject of the paper, became something that gave students a bit more freedom in how they presented…