Month: May 2020

New State Course in African American, Latino, And Puerto Rican Studies

El Instituto’s Associate Director and Associate Professor-in-Residence Anne Gebelein has been assisting the State Education Resource Center (SERC) in the development of a new high school course on African-American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies. This new curricular mandate was passed by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2019; it requires all high schools to offer African-American […]

Mexico’s Industrial Revolutions: Capitalism and the State in Monterrey, 1600-1915

Contributed by Rodolfo Fernandez El Instituto’s Assistant Professor in Residence Rodolfo Fernández finished a complete draft of a new book manuscript, titled Mexico’s Industrial Revolutions: Capitalism and the State in Monterrey, 1600-1915. This book is the culmination of a decade of work, begun while Fernández was a doctoral student in History at Georgetown University.  The […]

Mead Fellowship Goes to Randy Torres

The 2020 Robert G. Mead Fellowship as UConn’s most outstanding first-year Latin Americanist graduate student has been awarded to Randy Torres, a student in El Instituto’s Master’s program in Latina/o and Latin American Studies. This award was created in memory of Professor Robert G Mead, Jr, the founder of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at […]

Overmyer-Velázquez to Publish Updated Translation of Beyond La Frontera

Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Professor in History and El Instituto and Director of UConn’s Hartford regional campus, is completing a revised and expanded version of his book Beyond la Frontera: The History of Mexico-US Migration (Oxford UP, 2011) for Spanish translation with the Editoriales del Colegio de San Luis and Colegio de la Frontera del Norte. Among […]