Associate history professor to edit Latinx Talk
College of Liberal Arts Associate Professor in the Department of History Felipe Hinojosa has been appointed for a three-year term as editor for the interdisciplinary online academic forum Latinx Talk
College of Liberal Arts Associate Professor in the Department of History Felipe Hinojosa has been appointed for a three-year term as editor for the interdisciplinary online academic forum Latinx Talk as of June 1, 2020. This appointment was unanimously and enthusiastically approved by the Editorial Board.
Latinx Talk and its predecessor site, Mujeres Talk, have been online since 2010, specializing in the publication of short-form research, commentary, reflection, and interviews in Latinx studies. In ten years as a national publication, the sites have made Latinx studies scholarship and issues more widely available online in an open-access format. They have played an important role in working with authors to address a less specialized audience than that of the disciplinary academic journal as we have also created new approaches to peer review.
After three years on the editorial board of Latinx Talk, during which he shaped content, worked with authors on submissions, reviewed submissions and drafted calls for papers, Hinojosa will assume this role with the respect and confidence of all on the editorial board. His work has appeared in Zócalo Public Square, Western Historical Quarterly, American Catholic Studies, Mennonite Quarterly Review, and in edited collections on Latinx studies. His first book, Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) won the 2015 Américo Paredes Book Award for the best book in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies by the Center for Mexican American Studies at South Texas College. His forthcoming book, Apostles of Change: Latino Radical Politics, Church Occupations, and the Fight to Save the Barrio published by the University of Texas Press, is set to release January 2021.