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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 […]

A Letter to the UConn Community (COVID-19)

Please Click below: Cultural Centers and Institutes release statement of concern about upsurge in xenophobia during the COVID-19 crisis   Any questions or concerns about El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies please contact our program assistant Kimberly Vasquez at kimberly.vasquez@uconn.edu or submit any general questions to elinstituto@uconn.edu.  

2020 UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinic Fellowship

2020 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 […]

Multi-Media Artist Alejandro de la Guerra Year-Long Residence at UConn

Contributed by Samuel Martínez In February 2020, Alejandro de la Guerra, Nicaraguan artist and art teacher, began a planned year-long residence as a visiting fellow at UConn’s School of Fine Arts. The main thematic point of reference of de la Guerra’s art is historical memory. Among his best-known works is the public sculpture/performance piece, La […]

Former Instituto M.A. Student to Join APSA Committee

Yazmín García Trejo (MA ’07) has been appointed to the American Political Science Association Committee on the Status of Latinos and Latinas. She is a survey statistician and researcher at the US Census Bureau, Center for Survey Measurement, working with the language and cross cultural group on Census participation and Census knowledge among hard-to-count populations.  […]

Dr. Venator Studies Local Response to Hurricane María’s Displacement

  An NPR report on research by El Instituto/Political Science joint faculty member and Associate Professor Charles (Robert) Venator highlights the disorganized and slow response by Federal authorities to the plight of Hurricane María refugees and how this top-level management inefficiency threw the main weight of resettling the displaced people and providing their needs onto […]