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Phiota co-authors book chapter on the history of Latino/a fraternities and sororities
Tallahassee, Florida - April, 2009
Dr. Juan "Varadero" Guardia and colleague Dr. Susana M. Muñoz, a member of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., have written the first book chapter on the history of Latino/a fraternities and sororities. The book, Brothers and Sisters: Diversity in College Fraternities and Sororities, discusses the origins and backgrounds of diverse fraternities and sororities, including Black, Asian, Latino/a and Native American. In addition, it also addresses multicultural, gay, and religious organizations as well.
Juan and Susana's chapter, "Nuestra Historia y Futuro (Our History and Future): Latino/a Fraternities and Sororities," covers the early activism and foundation of Latino student organizations, the history of Latino/a fraternities and sororities, interview excerpts with fraternity and sorority founders, including Tiberio C. Faría, former Phi Iota Alpha trustee and member since 1956, and current research on Latino/a fraternities and sororities.
Below is more information on the individual book chapters.
- 1. From the Beginning: A History of College Fraternities an Sororities
- 2. Links, Legacies, and Letters: A Cultural History of Black Greek-letter Organizations
- 3. Asian Americans in Sororities and Fraternities: In Search of a Home and Place
- 4. Nuestra Historia y Futuro (Our History and Future): Latino/a Fraternities and Sororities
- 5. Preserving and Creating Traditions: A Native American Emergence in Greek Organizations
- 6. Multicutural Fraternities and Sororities: A Hodgepodge of Transient Multiethnic Groups
- 7. Challenging the Heterosexual Model of Brotherhood: The Gay Fraternity's Dilemma
- 8. Praising God and Maintaining Tradition: Religious Diversity within Fraternities and Sororities
- 9. Rushing the Wall, Crossing the Sands: Cross-Racial Membership in American College Fraternities & Sororities
Brothers and Sisters: Diversity in College Fraternities and Sororities, edited by Craig L. Torbenson and Gregory S. Parks with a forward by Edward G. Whipple, is published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. Pre-order available at Target.com and Amazon.com. Street date: May 30, 2009