Yolanda Padilla publishes "Borderland Letrados: La Crónica, the Mexican Revolution, and Transnational Critique on the U.S.-Mexico Border"

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla published an essay in a special issue of the journal English Language Notes on "Latinx Lives in Hemispheric Context." Titled "Borderland Letrados: La Crónica, the Mexican Revolution, and Transnational Critique on the U.S.-Mexico Border," the essay examines the contributions of border Mexicans to La Crónica, an influential Laredo, Texas newspaper. These writers engaged the Mexican nation from positions of opposition during the Mexican Revolution, while also contending with Anglo American nativist imperatives, which shaped their cultivation of an ethnic identity in the United States. She argues that mobilizing the influential concept of the letrado in the context of these borderland writers makes them legible within larger Latin American currents, while also elucidating their place at the center of issues encompassing ethnic, national, and transnational concerns.