June 23, 2003
June Gordon, associate professor of education, recently published the
the Classroom Walls: Ethnographic Inquiry as Pedagogy (London,
England: RoutledgeFalmer Press, 2002).
Gordon also authored "From Gangs to the Academy: Scholars Emerge
by Reaching back through Critical Ethnography," which appeared
in New Pedagogies for Social Change, a volume published by the
academic journal Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and
World Order. A review of the article appeared in the Chronicle
of Higher Education.
Zavella, professor of Latin American and Latino studies, coedited the
new book, Perspectives on Las Americas: A Reader in Culture, History,
and Representation (Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishing, 2003).
The book examines the historical, cultural, economic, and political
integration of Latina/os across the Americas and demonstrates the limits
of neatly demarcating the regions of "Latin America" and the
The field of area studies has been transformed in recent years as
political economies have changed and new theoretical frameworks have
gained influence. Zavella and her coeditors compiled a collection designed
to challenge the barriers between Latina/o studies and Latin American/Caribbean
studies. Perspectives on Las Americas provides a core text that offers
instructors, students, and interested readers the theoretical tools
and case studies necessary to rethink transnational realities and identities.
Zavella's coeditors are Matthew C. Gutmann, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez,
and Lynn Stephen.
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