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Instituto MA Student Caesar Valentín Honored in Obama Foundation Class of 2020 Video

The work of UConn Philosophy/Political Science graduate and joint Public Policy/Latinx Studies MA student, Caesar Valentín, is featured in a recent Obama Foundation Class of 2020 Video. After joining the Obama Foundation Community Leadership Corps in the summer of 2019, Valentín started a peer mentoring program at his local high school, Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) in […]

New Director Named for La Comunidad Learning Community

A new Faculty Director has been appointed to lead La Comunidad, UConn’s Latinx heritage first-year learning community. First Year Program and Learning Community Program Director, Melissa Foreman writes of Dr Nienhusser, “We believe he is well suited to continue developing an impactful experience for the amazing students involved in this community.” Dr. Nienhusser is an […]

Publication Scholarship Articles on Puerto Rican Studies

In recognition of Puerto Rican Heritage Day (14 June) we highlight recent public scholarship from three UConn faculty and former students: From Hilda Lloréns (Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Rhode Island), the article ‘Racialization works differently here in Puerto Rico, do not bring your U.S.-centric ideas about race here!’ and short book Ustedes tienen […]

Three UConn Faculty Awarded NEHC Seed Grants

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) is pleased to announce that three UConn faculty are among the 30 recipients of the New England Humanities Consortium’s 2020 seed grants for research in the humanities. These NEHC grants seek to capitalize on the collaborative network of the consortium’s 11 member institutes. UCHI is the current executive hub […]

Statement from Centers, Institutes, and Programs on Racial Injustice and Ending White Supremacy

We, the faculty and staff of the interdisciplinary Centers, Institutes, and Programs, stand together to express our shock, our heartbreak, and our outrage at the horrific and senseless killing of George Floyd and the ongoing violence against Black people. George Floyd, David McAtee, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Kathryn Johnston, Ayiana Stanley-Jones, […]

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 […]