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    UConn’s El Instituto (Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies)

    Merging Latinx and Latin American studies courses and faculty, El Instituto supports the development of hemispheric and Latinx-centered perspectives on both critical ethnic studies and world area studies.

Recent News

State turns to CLAS faculty for expertise on Black and Latino history

In 2020, Connecticut became the first state in the nation to require all high schools to offer a course on Black, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies. Congratulations to CLAS faculty in transforming Connecticut K-12 Curricula through The Black and Latino History Project (BLHP):  Fiona Vernal Anne Gebelein Jason Oliver Chang Avinoam Patt Noga Shemer   […]

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UConn Anthropology Alumna’s Book Wins Two Prizes

UConn Anthropology PhD and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Rhode Island, Hilda Lloréns’ latest book, Making Livable Worlds: Afro-Puerto Rican Women Building Environmental Justice has recently won two awards: The Gregory Bateson Prize from the Society for Cultural Anthropology And the Frank Bonilla Book Award from the Puerto Rican Studies Association Congratulations, […]

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