Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of “Latino”
- July 27, 2023
- Héctor Tobar, Chicano/Latino studies and literary journalism, dives into his recent work with New Books Network – Writing Latinos (Podcast)
We recently caught up with Héctor Tobar to discuss his new book, Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of “Latino". Our conversation included mention of the pathbreaking historian Vicki L. Ruiz, [UCI Distinguished Professor Emerita, Chicano/Latino Studies] to whom Tobar dedicated Our Migrant Souls, as well as discussions on the literary influence of James Baldwin, the need for a revolution in how we talk about immigrants and immigration, Latino racial identity, and Tobar’s own life and travels. Tobar is a writer based in Los Angeles and is a professor of literary journalism and Chicano/Latino studies at the University of California, Irvine.
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