Jason Ruiz

American Studies

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574-631-2168
Email
jason.ruiz@nd.edu
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Associate Professor of American Studies, Department Chair

  • Narcomedia
  • War on Drugs
  • Latinx representations in popular culture
  • Netflix and streaming television
  • U.S. perceptions of Latin America
  • Sexuality studies

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Pride Celebrations Are Decades Old, but 2021 Will Still Have Some Firsts

Jason Ruiz, an associate professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame, recalled volunteering with the Queer Student Cultural Center as an undergraduate in the 1990s.

Transgender and Nonbinary Teens Share Their Stories in New Book Series

“As legislators work on passing laws that attempt to police and punish trans kids, such as the recent spate of scrutiny around trans kids’ participation in sports, it’s crucial that trans kids themselves have a platform,” said Jason Ruiz, an associate professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame.

‘A Sense of Belonging’ for Hispanic Children, With Puppets

“It’s a real opportunity to meet Spanish-speaking kids where they are and to help them build language and reading skills, like ‘Sesame Street’ and ‘Reading Rainbow’ has been doing for decades in English,’’ said Jason Ruiz, an associate professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame.

End of ‘One Day at a Time’ Removes One of TV’s Few Latino Families

“To me, it’s a huge loss,” Jason Ruiz, an associate professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame, said of the show.