Month: February 2019

2019 UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinic Fellowship

2019 UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinic Fellowship Sponsored by the UConn Honors Program, El Instituto: Latina/o, Caribbean & Latin American Studies Institute, CT Area Health Education Center & the UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinic The UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinic fellowship is a competitive award that allows students with an interest in migration studies and/or […]

New Joint MA Program in Latina/o Studies + Public Policy or Public Administration

In January 2019, El Instituto and the Department of Public Policy (DPP) debuted two new joint Masters degree programs in Public Administration (MPA) and Latina/o & Latin American Studies and Public Policy (MPP) and Latina/o & Latin American Studies. The objective of the joint MPA/MPP and Latina/o & Latin American Studies degree programs is to […]

Library Notes

Happy New Year to all of you! Last fall, I attended the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, La FIL as it is known to the locals. From November 30 th  to December 8 th , 2018, thousands of people congregated at the Guadalajara Convention Center to see and to be seen at the greatest book fair […]

PRSA Conference

Contributed by Felix Padilla-Carbonell The Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA) met at Rutgers University for its 13 th biennial conference, 25-28 October 2018. This was the first PRSA conference to meet since Hurricane María devastated the island. The conference theme was “Navigating Insecurity: Crisis, Power, and Protest in Puerto Rican Communities.” Attendance, of academics, scholars, […]

Tinker Spotlight

Contributed by Ari Romano-Verthelyi In the U.S., Latino children are more likely than non-minority children to have unmet mental health needs. In order to understand and promote Latino families’ treatment engagement, several studies have examined the contribution of socio-cultural factors, identifying stigma as a key barrier. However, the term “Latino” encapsulates different national origins, which […]

The U Turn

Contributed by Megan Fountain On May 12, 2008, the U.S. government sent 900 heavily armed immigration agents to the tiny town of Postville, Iowa, to arrest 389 undocumented immigrant workers in the Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse and meatpacking plant. This event forms the backdrop for Luis Argueta’s documentary film, The U Turn. Argueta visited UConn in […]

Tertulia Con Solsiree del Moral

Contributed by Julia Marchese On October 10th, 2018, Dr. Solsiree del Moral (Visiting Professor in History from UMass Amherst) discussed her forthcoming book Street Children, Crime, and Punishment. It is the first historical study of street children and incarcerated youth in post-World War II Puerto Rico. Minors in jails and correctional schools suffered from dire […]