2018 Faculty Books

When We Love Someone We Sing to Them

by Ernesto Martínez
Reflections Press
Releasing Fall 2018
32 pages

From the publisher
When We Love Someone We Sing to Them reframes a cultural tradition to include LGBTQ experience. In this book we learn about the Mexican tradition of singing to family and loved ones through one small boy who naturally assumes the tradition includes him and his experience.

Ernesto Martínez is an associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies. He is working on a screenplay to accompany this book.


Bibliotecas y cultura letrada en América Latina. Siglos XIX y XX

coedited by Carlos Aguirre
Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica, 2018

The essays in this volume shed light on the history of various types of libraries in Latin America and, in particular, their role in social and cultural conflicts, processes of nation-state formation, efforts towards bringing education and literacy to different types of populations, and the accumulation of cultural and symbolic capital. This volume seeks to contribute to the cultural and political history of libraries and lettered culture in the region and to open lines of conversation with other disciplines and forms of knowledge interested in the preservation of cultural patrimony, the circulation of knowledge, and the tensions and debates they generate.

Carlos Aguirre is a professor in the Department of History and a member of the CLLAS Executive Board.