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Changing narratives: WU professor named Library of Congress Kluge Chair

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Sitting down in his office lined with thousands of books and a new Keurig, Professor Ignacio Sánchez Prado, who teaches Mexican cinema, literature and culture at Washington University, divulged his life’s story, his work over the years which culminated in his appointment to the Kluge Chair at the Library of Congress.

Manufacturing Authenticity: The Idea of ‘Mexican’ Food in Diana Kennedy and Rick Bayless

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Ignacio Sánchez Prado presents at Boston University for WBUR.

Working with the Latino Community in Saint Louis

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In 1997, Virginia Braxs, Professor of Romance Language & Literature at Washington University, began integrating four hours of community service into her language courses. The students had such positive experiences, she encouraged a colleague to do the same. By 2000, they started working in partnership, providing volunteers majoring in Spanish to help in an after-school program to provide tutoring. Accion Social Communitaria evolved from a tutoring program into an equally important mentoring program.

LASP Welcomes Prof. Eliza Williamson

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The Latin American Studies Program is pleased to welcome Dr. K. Eliza Williamson, a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow and cultural anthropologist. Her research focuses on reproduction and health care, public policy, and the body in contemporary Brazil.

South By Midwest Conference coming this fall

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