Podcast Season 2 Episode 6

April 20, 2022

Jason Méndez: Journey of a South Bronx Boricua: Identity, Storytelling, and Belonging

In this episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad, our host Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez talks to Dr. Jason Méndez, Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Urban Education, about his journey from the Bronx to higher education, and the role of understanding Latino identity in pedagogy. 

Dr. Jason Méndez

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Episode Resources

Chang, Victoria. Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 2021. 

Fajardo-Anstine, Kali. Sabrina & Corina: Stories. New York, NY: One World, 2020. 

Gonzalez, Xochitl. Olga Dies Dreaming: A Novel. New York, NY: Flatiron Books, 2022. 

Harjo, Joy. Poet Warrior: A Memoir. Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022. 

Santiago, Roberto. Boricuas: Influential Puerto Rican Writings–an Anthology. New York, NY: One World, 1995. 

Thomas, Piri. Down These Mean Streets. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. 

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