New Mexico and the Rise of Global Hispanism

April 3, 2019 5:30 PM
Zimmerman Library Frank Waters Room 105

This lecture is part of the Spring 2019 People and Places series organized by the University Libraries Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures are scheduled each month featuring scholars from across the US.

John Nieto-Philips (Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles) is an Associate Professor of History at Indiana University Bloomington. For the past twenty years, he has been researching and teaching transnational histories involving Latinas and Latinos. He is especially interested in ways that race, language, and education have shaped changing notions of U.S. citizenship and Latina/o identity. One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching at Indiana University has been his development of a Service Learning course option that immerses students in volunteer work, promoting family literacy among Indiana's immigrant communities. He was also the Associate Editor of the Journal of American History (2006-2010). He is currently involved in editing an academic twice-yearly publication: Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures.

Professor Nieto-Phillips talk will situate New Mexican educators Aurelio M. Espinosa, Nina Otero-Warren, and George I. Sanchez within a global network of Hispanists who viewed the Spanish language as a cultural asset as they advocated bilingualism.