Jason Ruiz

Jason Ruiz

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Associate Professor of American Studies

Office: 1041 Flanner Hall
Phone: 574-631-2168
Email: jason.ruiz@nd.edu

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Areas of Expertise

U.S.-Mexico cultural relations, race and popular culture, sexuality studies

Ruiz is affiliated faculty with the Program in Gender Studies and the Institute for Latino Studies. He teaches courses in Latino studies, race and representation, border studies and popular culture. His research focuses on American perceptions of Mexico and Latin America with emphases on race, cultural and economic imperialism, tourism, gender and sexuality. He is currently researching his second book, “Searching for Mañana,” which examines American enclaves in Latin America from the turn of the 20th century to the present.


American Studies professor earns honors for research


Chronicle — What I’m Reading: ‘Dancer From the Dance’

The New York Times — Room for Debate: TV and Film Have Mixed Portrayals of Immigrants

TIME — Mexico Barbie Doll Sparks Online Controversy