Heyck, Denis Lynn Daly 1943-

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HEYCK, Denis Lynn Daly 1943-

PERSONAL:

Surname is pronounced "hike"; born October 29, 1943, in Beaumont, TX. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of Texas—Austin, B.A.; University of London, M.A., Ph.D.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Loyola University Chicago, 6525 North Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60626. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, professor of Spanish, 1991—.

WRITINGS:

(Compiler, with María Victoria González Pagani) Tradición y cambio: Lecturas sobre la cultura latinoamericana contemporánea, Random House (New York, NY), 1988, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill (Boston, MA), 2004.

(Editor) Life Stories of the Nicaraguan Revolution, Routledge (New York, NY), 1990.

(Editor) Barrios and Borderlands: Cultures of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, Routledge (New York, NY), 1994.

Surviving Globalization in Three Latin American Communities, Broadview Press (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Research on nonformal education and capacity-building in Latin America, with examples from Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, and Nicaragua.

SIDELIGHTS:

Denis Lynn Daly Heyck told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to 'make a difference.' A desire to do something useful, constructive, helpful to others is a particular influence.

"My writing process involves conducting and integrating in-depth personal interviews obtained in the field with other primary local sources (for example, church bulletins, cooperative bylaws). Then I place the material within a broadly theoretical, cultural, and political context.

"I have been inspired to write on the subjects I have chosen by a commitment to social justice, to grass-roots initiatives and solutions to life's challenges, and by a deep appreciation of Latin American local culture."