Happy birthday, Martí! Hector chats with Alfred J. López, professor of English and the director of Latin American and Latino Studies at Purdue University. Prof. López is the author of ‘José Martí: A Revolutionary Life’ (University of Texas Press, 2014), as well as a number of books on postcolonialism. Topics include: Martí (obviously), Marx, poetry, America, colonialism, revolutionaries, gender roles, and Latin America.
The myth of who assimilates into American society and who doesn't