Perspectives of Human Rights from Latin America and
Irene Hodgson came to Xavier in 1986 and is a professor of Spanish in the department of modern languages. Her areas of specialization include contemporary Latin American literature and culture, with an emphasis on human rights and justice issues. She has translated Chilean exile poetry, the diary of assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and a collection of excerpts from his homilies.
Carol Winkelmann, an English professor and linguist at Xavier, teaches courses on anthropological linguistics, political language and the media, and women and sacred language. She has written several books and articles on violence against women and social change. Her current research is on Tibetan Buddhist nuns in northern
The 2007-2008 Vision of Hope speakers series is based upon the theme, “Five Pillars of a
Xavier follows the Catholic, Jesuit tradition of the sharing of ideas and promotion of dialogue and discussion on matters of peace and justice.