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Instituto MA Alumni Win Fellowship to Promote Campus Latinx Dialogues

Latinx and Latin American Studies MA graduates, Pauline Batista and Lauren Pérez-Bonilla (now doctoral students in UCONN Geography and Education, respectively), together with History doctoral student Claudio Daflon, have been awarded an Initiative on Campus Dialogs (ICD) Fellowship to develop a year-long project, “Vamos!” Vamos! seeks to gather UConn’s growing Latinx population within a space […]

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Biden Picks UConn School of Ed Grad Miguel Cardona to be US Secretary of Education.
Cardona is currently Connecticut’s Education Commissioner, the first Latinx in the post. Born and raised in Meriden, Cardona didn’t know English when he started school, and as commissioner, focused on closing the academic achievement gap for ESL learners.

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El Instituto, UConn’s Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, is seeking applicants for up to four funded student assistantships (awarding a living stipend and complete tuition remission) in its Master’s program in Latina/o and Latin American Studies. Our two-year MA program offers classes across a wide variety of disciplines, and gives its students unsurpassed freedom to define their thesis topics and choose advisors from over 70 affiliated faculty. This program is a unique pipeline to positions of academic and social transformational leadership, supporting first-generation and international college graduates seeking to define a direction for the next steps in their career development. Our alumni go on to careers in community service, philanthropic management or academic administration, or continue their studies in leading Research 1 doctoral programs. We help make opportunities happen.
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A group picture of our students/faculty with Shariana Ferrer-Núñez and Zoan Tanis Davila from La Colectiva Feminista en Construccion at yesterday's event.

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As part of Indigenous Peoples’ Week, join us for the 🇵🇪 Peruvian Quechua film “Retablo"! A Discussion will follow the Film Screening.

Time: Oct 15, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 997 2966 1597

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The History Department will hold its next Foreign Policy Seminar, on Zoom this Friday at 5pm. Register at

Speaker Jonathan Katz, a journalist and regular contributor to the New York Times will be speaking about Major General Smedley Butler, a key figure in his book “Gangsters of Empire” about the legacy of U.S. power in the greater Caribbean and beyond.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

You can’t miss our talk with @colectivafeministapr !

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El Instituto, along with other UCONN organizations, is collaborating with ECSU in “The Big Read Project”.
Registration below for UCONN students:

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Rise of the Latinx Vote: Hispanic Identity at the Polls

This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 7PM-8:30pm

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The Latinx voter has transformed the US electoral landscape. As the number of constituents who identify as Hispanic grows, so do the questions surrounding fundamentally diverse groups become a voting block? Can it be considered a unified, nationwide constituency? Join our panel of experts: Prof. Benjamin Francis-Fallon of Western California University, Prof. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto of the University of Texas at Austin, Prof. José Cruz of SUNY Albany, and CT Reps. Cristopher Rosario and Geraldo Reyes of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, as they discuss the rise of Latino vote.

Moderated by Prof. Charles Venator Santiago of the UConn Department of Political Science.

This program is co-sponsored by UConn's El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin America Studies, and the Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut's Old State House.

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Happy Latinx Heritage Month!

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