National Hispanic Heritage Month Resource List

09/14/2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month, also recognized as Latinx Heritage Month, (September 15-October 15) celebrates the history and contributions of Americans from or with ancestors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, and Central and South America. 

We recognize “Hispanic,” “Latino/a,” and “Latinx” are all highly contested terms of identity that oversimplify the diversity of people and studies from those regions. At ACLS, our intentions are not to be exclusionary or use these terms interchangeably. Instead, we are observing this month to reflect on and share the scholarly work being produced about these regions and the diaspora.

We invited our global community of fellows to share links and PDFs of existing readings, research, curricula, published works, or other resources that they authored or recommend to share with our community that can help in education and reflection on this important area of study. 

Please share your contributions, or any questions or comments, with us at news@acls.org

National Hispanic Heritage Month Resource List

ARTICLES
"Birth Control, Border Control: The Movement for Contraception in El Paso, Texas 1936–1940" - Pacific Historical Review, 90(3), 2021
Written by Lina-Maria Murillo F'21, Assistant Professor of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies and History, The University of Iowa
 
"In the Service of White Supremacy: Immigration and Reproductive Violence" - Notches, December 8, 2020
Written by Lina-Maria Murillo F'21, Assistant Professor of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies and History, The University of Iowa
 
"Yo es otra" - Letras Libres, September 1, 2021
Written by Gaëlle Le Calvez House F'21, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow, Associate Research Scholar at Yale University
 
"Virgen y otros cuentos, el mundo de violencia urbana en Honduras" - La Tribuna, December 1, 2018
Written by Leda Lozier F'21, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow, Office of International and Summer Programs at Emory University
 
"Extremely Latin, XOXO: Notes on LatinX" - Cultural Dynamics, 29(3), 2017
Written by Claudia Milian Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University; Submitted by Nicolás Sánchez-Rodríguez F'19
 
"Indigeneity and Decolonial Seeing in Contemporary Art of Guatemala" - FUSE Magazine, 2013
Written by Kency Cornejo, Associate Professor of Modern/Contemporary Latin American Art History at the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts; Submitted by Xiomara Cornejo F’20
 
"No Text Without Context: Habacuc Guillermo Vargas’ Exposition #1" - Art and Documentation/Sztuka I Dokumentacja, 10, 2014
Written by Kency Cornejo, Associate Professor of Modern/Contemporary Latin American Art History at the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts; Submitted by Xiomara Cornejo F’20
 
"Sin Vergüenza: Chicana Feminist Theorizing" - Feminist Studies, 34(1/2), 2008
Written by Karen Mary Davalos F'20, Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
 
"The Oppositional Consciousness of Yolanda M. Lopez" - Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 34(2), Fall 2009
Written by Karen Mary Davalos F'20, Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
 
"The Question of Central American–Americans in Latino Art and Pedagogy" - Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 2015
Written by Kency Cornejo, Associate Professor of Modern/Contemporary Latin American Art History at the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts; Submitted by Xiomara Cornejo F’20
 
"Theses on the Latino Bloc: A Critical Perspective" - Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 31(2), Fall 2006
Written by Beatrice Pita and Rosaura Sánchez; Submitted by Karen Mary Davalos F'20
 
"Translating the Backslash" - Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, 4(1), 2004
Written by Karen Mary Davalos F'20, Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Alicia Partnoy, Human Rights Activist and Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
 
"US Central Americans in Art and Visual Culture" - Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature, February 2019
Written by Kency Cornejo, Associate Professor of Modern/Contemporary Latin American Art History at the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts; Submitted by Xiomara Cornejo F’20
 
"Writing Art Histories From Below: A Decolonial Guanaca-Hood Perspective" - Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, 1(3), 2019
Written by Kency Cornejo, Associate Professor of Modern/Contemporary Latin American Art History at the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts; Submitted by Xiomara Cornejo F’20
 
“Counter Visual Narratives: Central American Art on Migration and Criminalization” - Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, 2017
Written by Kency Cornejo, Associate Professor of Modern/Contemporary Latin American Art History at the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts; Submitted by Xiomara Cornejo F’20
 
BOOKS
Undoing Multiculturalism: Resource Extraction and Indigenous Rights in Ecuador (University of Pittsburgh Press)
Written by Carmen Martínez Novo F'17, Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida and Editor in Chief, Latin American Research Review
 
Reading, Writing, and Revolution: Escuelitas and the Emergence of a Mexican American Identity in Texas (University of Texas Press)
Written by Philis M. Barragán Goetz G'21, Assistant Professor of History, Department of Communication, History, and Philosophy, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
 
BOOK CHAPTERS
"Mapping gender violence narratives in the Northern Triangle of Central America" - Intimate Partner Violence, Risk and Security (Taylor & Francis Group)
Written by Leda Lozier F'21, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow, Office of International and Summer Programs at Emory University
 
"Artistas en Resistencia/Artists in Resistance—Honduras" - Collective Situations (Duke University Press)
Written by Kency Cornejo, Associate Professor of Modern/Contemporary Latin American Art History, University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts; Submitted by Xiomara Cornejo F’20
 
"Introduction" - Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires (University of Chicago Press)
Written by Margaret R. Greer, Walter D. Mignolo, and Maureen Quilligan; Submitted by Nicolás Sánchez-Rodríguez F'19
 
"The Latino Imaginary: Dimensions of Community and Identity" - Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad (Dartmouth College Press)
Written by Juan Flores, Former Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Director of Latino Studies at New York University; Submitted by Karen Mary Davalos F'20
 
DIGITAL ARCHIVE
Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective
Submitted by Maria E. Cotera F'18, Director of the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective
 
EXHIBITION CATALOG
"Migrants that Matter: The Intricacies of Migration in Regina José Galindo’s Performance Art" for the exhibit Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness
Written by Kency Cornejo, Associate Professor of Modern/Contemporary Latin American Art History at the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts; Submitted by Xiomara Cornejo F’20

 

“Decolonial Futurisms: Ancestral Border Crossers, Time Machines, and Space Travel in Salvadoran Art” for the exhibit Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas
Written by Kency Cornejo, Associate Professor of Modern/Contemporary Latin American Art History at the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts; Submitted by Xiomara Cornejo F’20

 

MAGAZINE
Hiedra Magazine: a Literary and Arts Publication
Submitted by Gaëlle Le Calvez House F'21, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow, Associate Research Scholar at Yale University

 

PODCAST
Hablemos Escritoras
Submitted by Gaëlle Le Calvez House F'21, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow, Associate Research Scholar at Yale University

 

VIDEOS
"We Are Sudamerican Rockers" - Los Prisioneros (first video ever played on MTV Latino that paodies rock aesthetics)
Submitted by Nicolás Sánchez-Rodríguez F'19

 
WEBSITES
Borderlands History blog
Co-edited by Lina-Maria Murillo F'21, Assistant Professor of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies and History, The University of Iowa

 

Afro-Latinx Lab
Submitted by Sarah Elizabeth Bruno F'20, ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow, Franklin Humanities Institute and Cultural Anthropology, who is also a contributor to the site

 

Black Latinas Know Collective
Submitted by Sarah Elizabeth Bruno F'20, ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow, Franklin Humanities Institute and Cultural Anthropology, who is also a contributor to the site

 

Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective
Submitted by Maria E. Cotera F'18, Director of the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective