Professor of Sociology;
Executive Director of the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture
Areas of Expertise
Mexican immigration, border studies, Latino art and culture
The executive director of the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture and founding director of the Institute for Latino Studies (1999-2012), Cárdenas has worked in the area of immigration for more than 40 years and has gained international recognition as a scholar in Mexican immigration. Three times named by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States, Cárdenas has authored or edited numerous books, articles, monographs and reports on international migration, economy and society, and race and ethnic relations.
Research – Preserving Latino Art History.