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“From Civil Rights to Human Rights: African American, Puerto Rican, & West Indian Housing Struggles in Hartford County, 1940-2019”

According to UConn today, affordable housing in Connecticut is difficult to find. Associate professor of history and Africana Studies, Fiona Vernal, has developed a housing exhibition in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. This exhibit focuses on on the struggles Hartford Country residents face when trying to find affordable housing. The exhibition has examples of […]

Puerto Rican Studies at UConn

As the successor organization to UConn’s former Institute of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, El Instituto places Puerto Rico and its diaspora at the center of our teaching mission. We support both undergraduate and Masters level courses and programs of study. The Institute of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (IPRLS) was a multipurpose interdisciplinary research […]

Racial Literacy as a Curricular Requirement

Writer and Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut, Daisy Reyes, was featured on insidehighered.com, for her book “Learning to be Latino”, in which Reyes advocates for a core curriculum diversity requirement in universities to create racially literate individuals. We are very proud to have her as part of our faculty at El Instituto. Click […]

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 […]