Luis Fernando Restrepo is a professor in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He is the director of the graduate program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies and the Spanish Section Head. His teaching and research areas are Colonial Latin American literature, literature and human rights, indigenous literatures, and Latino education. He chairs the UA Committee of Scholars at Risk, and international organization supporting threatened scholars and defending academic freedom. He is also the Vice President of the Northwest Arkansas Hispanic Leadership Council. Dr. Restrepo serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community, and was the founding director of La Oficina Latina, and the founding president of the Latino Alumni Society. In 2011, he established the Latino Youth Biliteracy Project, a service-learning initiative mentoring elementary and middle school Spanish heritage speakers. Appointed by Governor Beebe, he has also served not he Arkansas Commission on Closing the Academic Achievement Gap.
Wednesday, Sept 11
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
PSU Room 315
Sponsors for this event
Division for Diversity and Inclusion and Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
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