Latino Research Center University of Nevada, Reno

Our Mission

The Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno serves as a nexus between the Latino community and the university. Its mission is to foster research, student achievement, faculty collaboration, advocacy, and outreach in a manner that best meets the educational needs and goals of the State of Nevada and best honors the intellectual and cultural capital of the Latino presence in our state.


Do You Hear My Accent When I Write?:
The Voice Of A Latina Im

Do You Hear My Accent

Journal of the LRC


The University of Nevada, Reno
Latino Research Center
And the Hilliard Endowment Fund


A Lecture About The Pride In Heritage, Education, And The Power Of Personal Achievement.

“We are all one race, the human race.”

 Villaseñor’s body of works include a number of nonfiction books which are all used in schools throughout the country.

The screenplay for The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, starring Edward James Olmos, was also written by Victor, and HBO is now in the process of making a miniseries on the trilogy Rain of Gold, Wild Steps of Heaven, and Thirteen Senses with Maya Production, Moctesuma Esparza, Producer.

Villaseñor’s acclaimed written works, as well as his inspiring lectures, have earned him numerous awards and endorsements, including the Founding John Steinbeck Chair appointment.

A gifted and accomplished speaker, Victor Villaseñor, in his candid and heartfelt manner, brings a fresh perspective to a number of universal themes, including, “We are all one race. The human race!” pride in cultural heritage, the strength of family, world peace, the power of the written word, and dedication to education and personal achievement.

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Thursday, April 28, 6:30 PM
illiam Raggio Building, Room 2003