AMUW Chair in Humanistic Studies

The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities is home to the Association of Marquette University Women in Humanistic Studies. Established in 1963, the AMUW Chair in Humanistic Studies brings distinguished scholars to Marquette to teach, lecture and interact with students.

2019 Chair - Dr. Frances R. Aparicio

Frances R. AparicioIn the Fall of 2019, Languages, Literatures and Cultures is hosting Professor Frances R. Aparicio, Marquette’s 2019-2020 AMUW Women's Chair in Humanistic Studies. Prof. Aparicio is Professor Emerita at Northwestern University, where she taught in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and directed the Latina and Latino Studies Program. Her scholarship has examined popular music and gender, transnational musics, the cultural politics of language among U.S. Latinx communities, and more recently, the multiple nationalities of Intralatinx in Chicago. Author of Listening to Salsa (1998) and of the forthcoming Negotiating Latinidad: Intralatina/o Lives in Chicago (2019), she is currently writing a book about the Salsa singer, Marc Anthony.

Professor Aparicio will be teaching a course entitled Performing Latinidad: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latinx Popular Music and Dance (FOLA, in English, some knowledge of Spanish is expected). We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Aparicio to our community.


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