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ANA PATRICIA RODRÍGUEZ ELECTED PRESIDENT OF LATINO/A STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Congratulations to Ana Patricia Rodríguez, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, who was recently elected President of the Latino/a Studies Association (LSA). 

The LSA is the main organization representing Latinx scholars in the United States. It's primary mission is to organize a bi-annual conference for scholars, organizers, culture workers, artists, and social entrepreneurs with expertise on the history, cultures, political and social experiences of Latina/os in the United States.

Ana Patricia Rodriguez’s research focuses on U.S. Latina/o and Central American literary and cultural production. Her book, “Dividing the Isthmus: Central American Transnational Literatures and Cultures,” (University of Texas Press, 2009) examines narrative geographies of economic, symbolic and human excess in Central American isthmian and diasporic texts. With Sheri Parks, she is the co-director of  “Home Stories,” a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded digital storytelling project that empowers migrant youth to create and share their stories with the wider public.