El Instituto Interim Director Venator-Santiago was recently quoted in Politico. He provided an analysis of the local primary environment in Puerto Rico.[Read More]
Charles R. Venator-Santiago, the Interim Director for El Instituto and the Puerto Rican Studies Initiative was recently quoted in NBC Connecticut. You can read the article here.[Read More]
Interim Director of El Instituto, Charles Venator Santiago, presents Puerto Rican Studies Initiative research findings in the Shining Star Awards event given by the Meriden-based Midstate Chamber of Commerce and its Hispanic Leaders in Action subcommittee, often known as HOLA. You can read further at myrecordjournal.com.[Read More]
Health Research Program Information Session 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The Health Research Program offers a pathway into undergraduate research for students with interests in health and the biomedical sciences. By facilitating connections between UConn Health researchers and UConn undergraduates, this program involves more students in the cutting-edge research at the Farmington campus. The Health Research Program includes a combination of academic year and summer research opportunities, offering undergraduates and their faculty mentors a structure for sustained engagement in research projects, maximizing student learning and preparation for graduate study and/or careers in the health professions.
For an overview of the program, students are encouraged to attend one of the HRP Information Sessions below:
- Monday, November 13, 4:00-5:00pm, McHugh 110
- Tuesday, December 5, 4:00-5:00pm, online – WebEx link
El Instituto’s End of Year Gathering 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
Ryan BuildingJoin El Instituto’s end-of-year gathering!For all faculty, staff, and students from across the university whose work involves Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies.We especially welcome new faculty and graduate students. We want to meet you!Dinner: Taste of San Juan from UConn CateringWe will be honoring a special guest: Dr. Elizabeth Mahan, creator of the endowed fund Elizabeth Mahan Fund for Graduate Studies in Latin American and Latino Studies.
Event Address: 2006 Hillside Rd, J. Ryan Building, 2nd FloorEvent Date/Time: Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Book Launch with Dr. Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo 4:00pm
Thursday, December 7th, 2023
Please join us to celebrate Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo’s new book, The Latinization of Indigenous Students: Erasing Identity and Restricting Opportunity at School (Lexington, 2023), on Thursday, December 7th at 4 pm in Gentry 142.
Dr. Campbell-Montalvo is a Visiting Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, where she leads NSF-funded research on broadening participation in STEM.
Based upon research in rural central Florida, The Latinization of Indigenous Students examines how schools perceive and process demographic information, including how those perceptions may erase Indigeneity and impact resource access. Based on multiyear fieldwork, Campbell-Montalvo argues that languages and racial identities of Indigenous Latinx students and families may be re-formed by schools, erasing Indigeneity. However, programs such as the federally funded Migrant Education Program can foster equitable access by encouraging pedagogies that position teachers as cultural insiders or learners. Anchored by pertinent anthropological theories, this work advances our ability to name and explain pedagogical phenomena and their role in rectifying or reproducing colonialism among marginalized and minoritized groups.
The event is sponsored by El Instituto, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Dept of Curriculum and Instruction, and the Department of Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education. Dr. Campbell-Montalvo will offer a synopsis of her book, and Dr. Michele Back will lead the audience Q&A. A reception and a free raffle to win two book copies follow. This event is open to the public.
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Fellow’s Talk: Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann 12:15pm
Wednesday, February 14th, 2024
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Homer Babbidge Library
UCHI Fellow Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann (LCL, El Instituto, UConn) will give a talk with a response by Richard Ashby Wilson (Law and Anthropology, UConn.
This event will also be livestreamed.