Episode 21 – Our Martí

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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.

Hector is the editor and publisher of Enclave. A Chicago writer now floating on the edge of Las Vegas, he is also the former deputy editor for Latino Rebels, as well as the former managing editor for Gozamos, a Latino art-activism site based in his home town. He has contributed to RedEye, a Chicago daily geared toward millennials, and La Respuesta, a New York-based site for the Puerto Rican Diaspora, plus a number of publications, including The Huffington Post. He studied history (for some reason) at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where his focus was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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