Jason Ruiz is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the American Studies, Department at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also on the faculty in the Gender Studies Program and the Institute for Latino Studies. His first book, Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire was published by the University of Texas Press in January 2014. Ruiz teaches courses in Latino studies, race and representation, border studies, and popular culture. Ruiz is a 2016 recipient of the Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Notre Dame.
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