Gary Francisco Keller Ph.D.

Nahuatl and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Nahuatl and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

In 1570, King Felipe II decreed Nahuatl the official language of Nueva España, now Mexico. The term Mexico references the Nahua Aztec tribe, the Mexica. King Felipe’s father, Carlos V, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, had the opposing policy: indigenous Mexicans must be taught in Spanish. Carlos’s decrees failed, and the teaching of Christianity […]

 Gary Francisco Keller Ph.D.

‘Day of the Dead’ represents a cultural rebirth

‘Day of the Dead’ represents a cultural rebirth

Scholars note the tenacity of Latina/o culture in the United States. Our language, our families and neighborhoods, and our popular culture are strong when compared to other immigrants such as Irish, Italian, or Polish Americans. Some claim this is because our numbers are replenished by new arrivals from México, Puerto Rico, Cuba, or Central America. […]

 Gary Francisco Keller Ph.D.

A new voice

A new voice

ASU professor eager to share his ‘worldly’ views with LPM readers