Join us for a Latino Studies talk on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 6-7 PM ET, via Zoom: https://iu.zoom.us/j/88530140356
Dr. Armando Chávez-Rivera, Professor and Director of the Spanish Program at the University of Houston-Victoria, Texas, will be giving a virtual talk, “Latin America in the 20th Century U.S. Imagination: Legendary Writers, Books, and Editors,” on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 6-7 PM ET, via Zoom: https://iu.zoom.us/j/88530140356
Dr. Chávez-Rivera is currently a Professor and Director of the Spanish Program at the University of Houston-Victoria, Texas. He earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic literature from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in Hispanic Lexicography at the Royal Spanish Academy and University of León, Spain. He is a Numerary Member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and Corresponding Member in the United States of the Royal Spanish Academy. His academic research is concentrated on culture, literature, and lexicography. He received several grants and fellowships for scholarly research from institutions such as the University of Florida, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the New York Public Library, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He was a scholar in residence at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress (2018-2019). He recently published the first edition of the Diccionario de provincialismos de la Isla de Cuba (1831). This is a highly specialized book that provides a wealth of information understandable to a wide audience of readers in matters of lexicon, history, and culture. Dr. Chávez-Rivera has maintained a position as a contributor for cultural journals and magazines. His articles and interviews include extensive information about Latin America, where he lived for many years.
The Latino Studies Program has a visible presence in the State of Indiana by promoting the culture, history, and presence of the Latino population. The program and the Luis Alberto Ambroggio Center of Latino Studies supported “The Gerardo-Piña Rosales’ International Short-Story Contest” in 2021, the Latino Studies Virtual Series beginning in April 2022 with Dean Simon’s Bronner Conference, “On the question of a US border culture and Latinx ethnic identity,” the 2022 International Literary Seminar (a collaboration with the Indiana Delegation of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language), and the International Book Fair to take place in fall 2023.