Heyck, Denis Lynn Daly 1943-

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HEYCK, Denis Lynn Daly 1943-


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.


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


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


(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.


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


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."