Working Groups

El Instituto Faculty/Graduate Working Groups

El Instituto offers small grants to faculty and graduate students to organize interdisciplinary working groups focused on particular themes for the academic year. Working groups will provide participants the opportunity to discuss readings and share their research. Funding may be used to pay for reading materials, food, and visits by scholars. Groups are encouraged to use working groups as the foundation for future conferences and symposia, course development, and publications.

Those interested in organizing a working group should submit a proposal that includes the following elements:

1. Title and subject area

2. Purpose of the work group

3. Potential outcomes

4. List of participants

5. Schedule

6. Itemized Budget ($1000 max.)

Proposal questions and submissions should be sent to anne.theriault@uconn.edu. Applications are due by September 2.

Working Groups

2016-17: Research in the Borderlands; Chriss Sneed (Sociology)

2016-17: Latin American Urban Workshop/Taller Urbano Latinoamericano; Mark Healey (HIST)

2015-16: Research in the Borderlands; Chriss Sneed (Sociology)

2015-16 Unfree Labor in the Americas Reading Group; Jane Gordon (Pol Sci) and Samuel Martinez (Anth)

2015-16: Latin American Urban Workshop/Taller Urbano Latinoamericano; Mark Healey (HIST)

2011-15: Latin American Urban Workshop/Taller Urbano Latinoamericano; Claudio Benzecry (SOC) and Mark Healey (HIST)

2014-15: The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Literary Journal Research Forum; William Stark (LCL)

2010-11: New Latin Americanisms: Art and Theoretical Actions in and Beyond Latin(o) America; Jacqueline Loss (MCL) and Odette Casamayor-Cisneros (MCL and IPRLS)

2009-10: Interdisciplinary Forum on the African Diaspora, Race, and Transnationalism in Latin America and the Caribbean; Melina Pappademos (HIST and AFAM)