Querencias Series

Miguel A. Gandert and Enrique R. Lamadrid, Series Editors

Querencia is a popular term in the Spanish-speaking world that is used to express a deeply rooted love of place and people. This series promotes a transnational, humanistic, and creative vision of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands based on all aspects of expressive culture, both material and intangible.

Imagine a City That Remembers

The Albuquerque Rephotography Project
By Anthony AnellaMark C. Childs

This expanded and updated collection juxtaposes historic and contemporary photographs of Albuquerque to show diverse moments in the city’s history and development.

The Latino Christ in Art, Literature, and Liberation Theology

By Michael R. Candelaria

This exploration of Iberian, Latin American, and US-Hispanic representations of Christ focuses on outliers in art, literature, and theology: Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, Argentine writer Jorge Borges, Spanish existentialist Miguel de Unamuno, Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff, and Mexican philosopher José Vasconcelos.

Sisters in Blue/Hermanas de azul

Sor María de Ágreda Comes to New Mexico/ Sor María de Ágreda viene a Nuevo México
By Anna M. NogarEnrique R. Lamadrid
Illustrations by Amy Córdova

Sisters in Blue tells the story of two young women—one Spanish, one Puebloan—meeting across space and time.

Aztlán

Essays on the Chicano Homeland
Revised and Expanded Edition
Edited by Rudolfo AnayaFrancisco A. LomelíEnrique R. Lamadrid

This expanded new edition of the classic 1989 collection of essays about Aztlán weighs its value.

Río

A Photographic Journey down the Old Río Grande
Edited by Melissa Savage

Weaving together landscape and memory, this book presents historical photographs of the Río Grande of the American Southwest.

Coyota in the Kitchen

A Memoir of New and Old Mexico
By Anita Rodríguez

Accompanied by Rodríguez’s vibrant paintings—including scenes of people eating on fiesta nights and plastering an adobe church—Coyota in the Kitchen shows how food reflects the complicated family histories that shape our lives.

Chasing Dichos through Chimayó

By Don J. Usner

In these reflections on the dichos of the Chimayó Valley in northern New Mexico native son Don J. Usner has written a memoir that is also a valuable source of information on the rich language and culture of the region.

Enduring Acequias

Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water
By Juan Estevan Arellano

Touching on the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South America before circling back to New Mexico, Arellano makes a case for preserving the acequia irrigation system and calls for a future that respects the ecological limitations of the land.

Hotel Mariachi

Urban Space and Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles
By Catherine L. KurlandEnrique R. Lamadrid
Photographs by Miguel A. Gandert

Hotel Mariachi is a unique lens through which to view the history and culture of Mexicano California, and provides touching insights into the challenging lives of mariachi musicians.

Sagrado

A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland
By Spencer R. HerreraLevi Romero
Photographs by Robert Kaiser

Sagrado is neither a search for identity nor a quest for a homeland but an affirmation of an ever-evolving cultural landscape. Embedded at the heart of this remarkable book, in which prose, photographs, and poems complement each other, is a photopoetic journey across the Chicano Southwest.