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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 […]

Activist-in-Residence MaryJoan Picone

Contributed by Anne Gebelein Thanks to the generosity of the CLAS Dean’s office, El Instituto was able to welcome its first Activist-in-residence, MaryJoan Picone, LCSW, in 2021. MaryJoan has been organizing Mexican farmworkers in the Glastonbury area for over a decade, and volunteers at the U.S./Mexico border as well, assisting migrants in need of food, […]

Eyzaguirre Lecture Series and roundtable: Dr. Marilyn Miller and Eduardo Halfon

Contributed by Damián Deamici After a hiatus due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eyzaguirre Lecture returned to the University of Connecticut this fall. The lecture honors the memory of Professor Luis Eyzaguirre, who taught Spanish and Latin American literature at the institution for over 30 years. This was the first time that the lecture was held […]

Learn About La Comunidad Intelectual

Contributed by H. Kenny Nienhusser La Comunidad Intelectual (LCI) is a living/learning community with a mission to nurture a sense of community for and support students who identify as Latina/o/x and/or Caribbean or have an affinity to learn more about the Latino and/or Caribbean diasporas. LCI was born from the efforts of many current and former […]