Heartbeat of Mexico: Big Ideas is a free, public lecture series exploring the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music. These series lead up to the Heartbeat of Mexico, a free festival at Chapman University from May 26-27, 2018.

Heartbeat of Mexico is a Musco Center World CAFE event presented at Chapman University in association with Chapman University Latinx Staff & Faculty Forum.

All lectures are held in the Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level.

Mexicans at Work:
How Mexican Ethnicity Becomes Part of the Workday

Dr. Ruben Espinoza

Thursday, April 19, 2018 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.


Día de Los Muertos:
From Aztec Mythology to Disney’s Coco

Dr. Rafael Luévano

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.


Where is Mozlandia?
Morissey Fans in the Borderlands

Dr. Melissa M. Hidalgo
Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.


Booming Bandas of Los Angeles:
Women Musicians in Oaxacan Philharmonic Brass Bands

Dr. Xóchitl C. Chávez

Thursday, May 3, 2018 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.


The Trailblazing Women of Mariachi

Dr. Leonor Xóchitl Pérez
Thursday, May 10, 2018 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Please follow this link to the Big Ideas flyer.

For more information about directions and parking please visit the Chapman University Map & Directions webpage.

For more information about this lecture series, please contact Dr. Ruben Espinoza, Wilkinson College of Arts, at respinoza@chapman.edu.

Co-sponsors: Chapman University’s Latinx Staff & Faculty Forum, Musco Center for the Arts, Cross-Cultural Center, and the Leatherby Libraries.