Marc Rodriguez, History and Law, University of Notre Dame

Reframing Topics in Mexican American History

“The Tejano Diaspora in Action: Texas, Wisconsin, and the Civil and Labor Rights Movement of the 1960s”

Tuesday, April 14, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham

Open Seminar

Wednesday, April 15, 11 am, 5243 Humanities

“The Jury Right in Comparative Context: Reconsidering Hernandez v. Texas”

Wednesday, April 15, 4 pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law School)

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies, the Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, the Global Studies Program, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, and the Comparative US Studies Collective.

MARC RODRIGUEZ (Ph.D., History, Northwestern University; J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Assistant Professor of History and Law at the University of Notre Dame. Working within the fields of Mexican American and American legal history, Professor Rodriguez focuses on the relationship between migration, ethnicity, youth politics, state reform, and labor after 1945. He recently completed two edited volumes dealing with international and North American migration in comparative context. Rodriguez is currently completing his first book, tentatively titled Mexican Americanism: The Tejano Diaspora and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin after 1950 (forthcoming, University of North Carolina Press), which details the growth of Mexican American politics among migrants and activists in both Texas and Wisconsin after 1950. His new research project is an examination of the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments with an emphasis on the struggle for jury representation for Mexican Americans, African Americans, and women.

Rodriguez, Marc S. “Migrants and Citizens: Mexican American Migrant Workers and the War on Poverty in an American City,” in Marc S. Rodriguez (ed.), Repositioning North American Migration History, (Rochester, 2004)
Rodriguez, Marc S. “A Movement Made of ‘Young Mexican Americans Seeking Change’: Critical Citizenship, Migration, and the Chicano Movement in Texas and Wisconsin, 1960-1975” Western Historical Quarterly (Autumn, 2003).
Rodriguez, Marc S. Introduction: Reconsidering Modern Continental Migration, Community and Citizenship” in Repositioning North American Migration History, University of Rochester Press, 2004.pdf