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Contested Latino Identities: Past, Present, and Future

Three important contemporary voices taking the measure of Latino identity in the U.S. today across the span of different times, geographies, and generations. These identities range from Mexican workers to Central American immigrants to the emerging Latinx generation.

Maritza Cardenas

Maritza Cardenas is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona. She received her doctorate and masters degree from the University of Michigan and her bachelor’s degree from USC. Her research and teaching interests focus on the various Latino cultures now found in the U....

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Ed Morales

Ed Morales, a freelance writer based in New York, teaches at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. He co-directed a documentary, "Whose Barrio?," about the gentrification of East Harlem....

Luis Plascencia

Dr. Plascencia is currently serving as Lecturer at the Center for Mexican American Studies, at UT Arlington, and Instructor in the M.A. Program in the Center for Law, Justice & Culture at Ohio University....

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