Podcast showcases Latinx students, faculty at U-M

In recognition of Latinx Heritage Month, U-M’s global news team presents Latinx@UMich, a limited podcast series showcasing Latino researchers and graduate students.

September 23, 2022
Written By:
Luisa Sánchez
Latinx @ UMich Podcast Art
Latinx @ UMich Podcast Art

Latinos represent an important thread of the University of Michigan’s fabric, but often struggle to see themselves represented among faculty and staff. This makes it difficult for undergrads to find mentors that might help them find a path to pursue further education or find a career path.

Luisa Sánchez
Luisa Sánchez

During Latinx Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), U-M student Luisa Sánchez will share the stories of some of U-M’s most fascinating Latino researchers and graduate students. The Wolverines talk about their experiences in academia, how they forged a path to their current fields, and how they navigated different challenges and opportunities at U-M.

Sánchez, a Latina/o studies and political science student, created the podcast to celebrate and inspire the Latino community at U-M.

Latinx@UMich launches with the following three interviews with:

William Calvo-Quirós, who tells us about his research on lowriders, jotería, and his upcoming book about saints and monsters. Learn how it all connects to the Latinx experience in the U.S.

Yeidy Rivero, who discusses how Latino media has evolved since the 1960s and how she turned her love for theater and teaching into a fruitful and successful career.

Marjoris Regus, who recently finished her PhD at U-M and is returning to New Jersey to teach music. She shares her experience as an Afro-Latina, her personal journey defining her identity, and the challenges she’s faced within and outside the Latino community.