Author: Vasquez, Kimberly

New Instituto MA student publishes demographic and human development studies

Luis Palomino, in-coming student in the MA in International Studies with a concentration in Latina/o and Latin American Studies, is co-author of two recent scholarly publications in Perú. One article, “Determinantes de la evolución del número de casos y muertes por COVID-19 en el Perú: movilidad, geografía y desarrollo económico,” tracks changes over time in […]

Ivelisse Rodriguez Visits UConn

Contributed by Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann   On Friday, April 22nd, El Instituto had the pleasure of hosting award-winning fiction writer and author of the short story collection Love War Stories, Ivelisse Rodriguez. Rodriguez is from Puerto Rico and grew up in nearby Holyoke, MA. She visited my LLAS/SPAN 1009 “Introduction to Latino Literature, Culture, and […]

Painting the U.S./Mexico Border Event

Contributed by Anne Gebelein  On Monday April 11th, Dodd Impact, El Instituto, and the Human Rights Institute, in collaboration with Skidmore College, celebrated the opening of an exhibit on children’s art created in the MPP camp of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The exhibit “Painting the Border” will be in the Dodd Center until the end of […]


Contributed by Samuel Martinez  With sadness but all best wishes for their next life chapters, El Instituto bids farewell to two outstanding UCONN Latinx faculty: Linda Halgunseth (Associate Professor HDFS/El Instituto) leaves UCONN for Michigan State University in the fall 2022, after two years on our core faculty. In her short time with El Instituto, […]

PRLACC 50th Anniversary

Contributed by Fany Hannon & Jennifer Morenus The Puerto Rican / Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration on Dec. 10 by unveiling a mural with photos and artifacts on a wall leading to PRLACC’s location on the fourth floor of the Student Union. PRLACC grew out of the rise of […]

Recent Faculty Book: Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann’s Writing the Caribbean in Magazine Time

Contributed by Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann   In the Fall of 2021, Katerina Seligmann’s first book Writing the Caribbean in Magazine Time was published in the Critical Caribbean Studies Series at Rutgers University Press. To provide an overview of the book, Katerina draws on excerpts from the book’s introduction: Writing the Caribbean in Magazine Time examines literary […]

Collective Action for Social and Migrant Justice in the Borderlands

May Session 2022 Study in Arizona From May 19 to May 29th,  Anne Gebelein will be piloting a new Global Experiential Learning program in Tucson, Arizona. A partnership between El Instituto, the Human Rights Institute, the School of Social Work and the non-profit organization Borderlinks of Tucson, the program will take students to the US/Mexican […]