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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.

“I am deeply honored to assume the editorship at Latino Studies. The Latino community is experiencing unprecedented dynamism, and research in this field has never been more necessary,” said Torres. “The journal is central to the enrichment of interdisciplinary scholarship on Latino communities across the United States. I look forward to building the journal’s impact in academia and beyond.”

Among the issues examined in the current issue are:

  • Undocumented immigrant youth and challenges in their transition to adulthood.
  • Latino civic participation in the United States.
  • Gender presentation among Latino gay men.

“Since its inception, DePaul University has been dedicated to meeting the needs of underserved immigrant communities, of which Latinos are now a majority,” said Charles Suchar, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. “DePaul’s support for Latino Studies is one more sign of our continuing commitment to serving their needs.”

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