“Latino Studies” Journal: Public Reception

DePaul University is the new academic home for “Latino Studies,” a leading peer-reviewed scholarly journal that examines cultural, social and political issues in the Latino community. The 10-year-old publication marks its inaugural issue at DePaul in January.

A public reception celebrating the publication’s DePaul debut will be held Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at the DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, just east of the CTA’s Fullerton ‘L’ station on the Red and Brown Lines.

Lourdes Torres, director of DePaul’s Latin American and Latino Studies department in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, was appointed the publication’s editor in June, succeeding founding editor Suzanne Oboler of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. The publication works to advance interdisciplinary scholarship examining the struggles of Latinas and Latinos to achieve equity, representation and social justice. It features both long-form scholarly articles as well as shorter report-from-the-field essays that examine local issues impacting Latino communities around the country. This quarterly journal of publisher Palgrave Macmillan is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013.