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 where Afro Latinx, Queer Latinx, and other underrepresented Latinx populations can lead conversations around too-often sidelined Latinx identity-related issues. All students are welcome to attend their meetings. The group will meet biweekly (virtually or at available campus spaces such as Cultural Centers in the Fall 2021). Drawing guidance from Paulo Freire’s (1994) participatory action framework, Vamos! aims to promote student-centered conversations, in partnership with various student-led organizations on campus. The project will also bring a guest artist or speaker from abroad by the end of the semester. Email Siara Maldonado ( for information on meeting places and times.

Here is more information about the Fellowship Program.


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