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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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La Comunidad Student’s Research Highlighted in UCONN Today

A recent story in UCONN Today featured research on Latinx Huskies’ experiences at UConn and after college. The project was led by Brianna Chance (SFA ’23), La Comunidad student and vocal performance (Music) major, with the guidance of founding Comunidad Director and Communication and El Instituto core faculty member, Diana Rios.

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Instituto Affiliate Elizabeth Howard Wins Major Department of Education Grant

UConn Neag School of Education Associate Professor and Instituto affiliate faculty Elizabeth Howard has won a $179,000 grant from the US Department of Education for a three-year research project, “Reimagining Dual Language Education: Promoting Equitable Bilingualism and Biliteracy Outcomes through a Focus on Sociocultural Competence.” This 3-year project seeks to address the issue of how […]

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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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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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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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