El Instituto Associate Director Recognized in UConn ECE Magazine

The Summer 2021 edition of UCONN ECE Magazine featured a story on the work of Associate Director and Associate Professor Anne Gebelein in supporting Early College Experience classes in Latin American Studies in high schools around the state. The article focused specifically on Gebelein’s lectures on cyclical violence in Central America, human rights at the […]

UConn Graduate Wins PRSA’s 2020 Frank Bonilla Book Award

Ismael García-Colón UConn Anthropology PhD and Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, has been awarded the 2020 Frank Bonilla Book Award by the Puerto Rican Studies Association. According to the book prize selection committee, García-Colón’s book, Colonial Migrants at the Heart of Empire: Puerto Rican Workers on […]

Black and Latino History Curriculum Guide Published

The State Education Resource Center has published its curriculum guide for the 12th grade history courses in Black and Latino history, mandated by State Law 19-12. UConn faculty who participated as expert advisors include Dexter Gabriel (History/Africana), Anne Gebelein (El Instituto), Guillermo Irizarry (Spanish), Melina Pappademos (History/Africana), Jeffrey Ogbar (History), Mark Overmyer-Velázquez (History/El Instituto), Charles […]

Instituto Faculty Affiliate César Abadía Featured on UConn Today

In this UConn today article, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Human Rights, and Instituto faculty affiliate César Abadía-Barrero studies the integration into human rights concepts and measures of the holistic indigenous world view of “buen vivir” and relates recent mass protests in Colombia to the country’s structural inequalities, lack of educational opportunities, land use policies, […]

Instituto Affiliate Tania Huedo-Medina Publishes on US-Cuba Health Research Collaboration

A collaboration between UConn and seven Cuban institutions looked at the impact of social determinants in the onset of cancer, obesity, HIV, and addiction, which are significant public health problems in both Cuba and the US. They recently published a paper on the fruitful connections and systemic exchanges between both countries in Revista Cubana de Salud […]

New UConn Study Finds a Range of School Employees Help Indigenous Latinx Immigrant Farmworking Families Access Healthcare

By Oxana Sidorova and Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo (contact Funded by El Instituto and the Collaboratory for School and Child Heath at UConn, El Instituto graduate student Oxana Sidorova and Curriculum and Instruction Postdoctoral Research Associate Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo, along with colleagues in UConn Nursing (Ruth Lucas, Xiaomei Cong) and at the University of Denver (Miriam Valdovinos), […]

Students Contribute to State Latinx History Curriculum Initiative

Contributed by Samuel Martínez   Episode 4 of the WHUS podcast series, “Talking Across Activisms,” featured a conversation among Gabriela Ramos-King, Lizzette Pérez, María Mejía-Girón, and Yadiel Rodríguez, all former students in UConn’s Latin American and Latino/a Studies program, about their work helping the creation and implementation of a Latinx Studies 12th grade history curriculum […]