Learning to Be Latino: Book Talk with Prof. Daisy Reyes, March 7th 2019

Professor Daisy Reyes, from her website

Daisy Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut, will speak about her recent book, Learning to Be Latino: How Colleges Shape Identity Politics (Rutgers University Press, 2018).

Join us on Thursday March 7th, 2019 from 12:15-1:15pm (Common Hour) in Terrace Rooms ABC, 2nd Floor of Mather Student Center, Trinity College, Hartford CT.

Open to the public. Light lunch provided. Co-sponsored by Educational Studies, Urban Education Initiatives, Enrollment and Student Success, and La Voz Latina.

About the book, from the publisher:

In Learning to Be Latino, sociologist Daisy Verduzco Reyes paints a vivid picture of Latino student life at a liberal arts college, a research university, and a regional public university, outlining students’ interactions with one another, with non-Latino peers, and with faculty, administrators, and the outside community. Reyes identifies the normative institutional arrangements that shape the social relationships relevant to Latino students’ lives, including school size, the demographic profile of the student body, residential arrangements, the relationship between students and administrators, and how well diversity programs integrate students through cultural centers and retention centers. Together these characteristics create an environment for Latino students that influences how they interact, identify, and come to understand their place on campus. Drawing on extensive ethnographic observations, Reyes shows how college campuses shape much more than students’ academic and occupational trajectories; they mold students’ ideas about inequality and opportunity in America, their identities, and even how they intend to practice politics.  

Learn more about Professor Reyes and her new book at: