is a Professor in the English Department and Coordinator of the Latina/o Studies minor. She was born to Cuban immigrant parents in Canada, grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, went to college in Connecticut and graduate school in California, and taught in Chicago before coming to Lawrence. She has also traveled to England, Scotland, France, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Italy, Spain, and the Czech Republic. Marta’s academic research involves the question of how literature interacts with the “real world.” She has published a book on literature, women, and insanity, and another on literature and Latino/a identity, and is currently working on a third about literature and undocumented immigration. In her free time, Marta hangs out with her kids, dog, and /or running group. Sometimes they even run. Some of the things Marta would like to say she does in her free time—but hasn’t actually had time to do yet—include amateur photography and learning to play the guitar.
- Please read this article about professor Robert Warrior titled: Native scholar uncomfortably at home in American studies field.
- Congratulations to Daniel Carey-Whalen, an alumni that was recently promoted as UTEP's Centennial Museum director.
- We invite you to attend "Black Love: A Symposium", a week-long interdisciplinary conference all about black love. Click here for more information.
- Congratulations to Josh Parshall, an alumni who was recently featured in this article.
- Congratulations to Christopher Perreira for receiving the National Academies Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center for 2017-2018.
- Congratulations to Ph.D. student William Adams for receiving the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) Summer Short-term Fellowship.
- How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez.
- View the 3/13 Lawrence 497 Board of Education Meeting here. Ruben Flores speaks from 28:00-38:00 and John Rury speaks from 54:00-59:00.
- Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey for being awarded the 2017 Graduate Studies Summer Scholarship.
- Ph.D. candidate, Rachel Schwaller, has been awarded the Hall Center's Sias Fellowship for Spring 2018. Congratulations, Rachel!
- KU Special Education Department: With Ray Pence
- Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »
- Congratulations to Ph.D. student Marilyn Ortega for being selected as one of the inaugural National Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Fellows for 2017.
- Congratulations to Kathryn Vaggalis who received the Center for Migration Research Graduate Student Grant.
- Ph.D. student Gamze Kati was one of the winners of the second annual IEHS graduate student blog competition this year. Congratulations, Gamze!
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