Author: Vasquez, Kimberly

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 […]

Can inclusive programs reduce labor market discrimination?

Contribution by Jorge M. Agüero In Latin America, the poor are heavily underrepresented in their access to higher education. Less than ten percent of adolescents from low-income families are enrolled in college, while for their most affluent counterparts, the enrollment rate is close to 70%. To address these disparities, many countries in the region have […]

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 […]

UConn Alumna Hilda Lloréns Wins LASA Silvestrini Prize

UConn Anthropology PhD and University of Rhode Island Associate Professor of Anthropology Hilda Lloréns was awarded the LASA Puerto Rico section’s 2020 Blanca G. Silvestrini Prize for the article that she co-authored with Maritza Stanchich (U Puerto Rico Rio Piedras) “Water is life, but the colony is a necropolis: Environmental terrains of struggle in Puerto […]