DC Metro - Encuentro Latino Fall Reception

Time: Thursday, December 8 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: W&M Washington Center | 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 705, Washington DC

Jack Edgar '15, Regional Alumni Engagement

Please join us for William & Mary's inaugural Latino alumni engagement event, Encuentro Latino. This fall reception will feature William & Mary's very own John Riofrio, Associate Professor of Latino and Hispanic Studies and Fellow for the William & Mary Center for the Liberal Arts. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect and socialize with members of the Latino alumni community!

This event costs $10 to attend. Drinks and Latin-American hors d'oeuvres will be served.

RSVP, please.


John Riofrio, or “Rio” as he is known, is an Associate Professor of Latino and Hispanic Studies at the College of William and Mary.  Rio obtained his Ph.D. in English with a minor in Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008.  Rio’s area of research is contemporary Latino/a issues with a particular focus on the role of public discourse and popular culture in the construction of Latino/a communities.  In February of 2015 Rio received the Thomas Jefferson Award for Outstanding Teaching and in October 2015 Rio celebrated the publication of his book Continental Shifts: Migration, Representation and the Struggle for Justice in Latin(o) America.  Rio was also named one of the inaugural fellows for the Center for the Liberal Arts as well as one of the inaugural fellows in the Reveley Interdisciplinary Fellows Program.