Latino Literary Cultures Project


About the Project

The Latino Literary Cultures Project / Proyecto culturas literarias latinas is an interdisciplinary initiative at UC Santa Cruz that studies and promotes creative writing by and about U.S. Latinas and Latinos, past and present. Since 2006, it has brought students and scholars together with writers, translators, reviewers, and librarians through a major biennial conference, as well as smaller events on topics like Latinos and new media. The Project is particularly interested in the inventive uses of multiple languages; in the global circulation and translation of Latino culture; and in the ways that new forms of literacy and attention in the digital age are changing the relationship of text to visual and sound media. The Latino Literary Cultures Project is the only established research group in the U.S. with such a focus.

Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Director of Latino Literary Cultures; Professor of Literature
Gabriela Arredondo, Associate Professor of Latin American & Latino Studies
Jennifer A. González, Associate Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture
Norma Klahn, Professor of Literature
Lourdes Martínez-Echazábal, Associate Professor of Literature
Juan Poblete, Associate Professor of Literature; Kresge College Provost
Catherine Ramírez, Associate Professor of Latin American & Latino Studies

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October 9, 2013: Film Screening of “Maestra” with Filmmaker Catherine Murphy

May 1, 2013: Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant WorkerRights in San Jose and Houston

November 6-8, 2008: La Literatura Latina II

November 30, 2012: Latino Literature / La literatura latina IV Conference