Jason Ruiz

Jason Ruiz

Department Chair


1041 Flanner Hall

Research Interests

  • Latino Studies
  • Race and Representation
  • Popular Culture

Jason Ruiz is Associate Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he is affiliated faculty with the Program in Gender Studies and the Institute for Latino Studies. He teaches courses in Latinx studies, race and representation, queer studies, and popular culture. He is the author of Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire and Narcomedia: Latinidad, Popular Culture, and America’s War on Drugs (both from the University of Texas Press, 2014 and 2023, respectively). He is also the principal investigator of Latinx Murals of Pilsen, a digital research project devoted to public art in Chicago supported by the Whiting Foundation. Ruiz is a 2016 recipient of the Edmund P. Joyce Award and 2019 Charles B. Sheedy Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Notre Dame. 

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