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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 rebecca.campbell@uconn.edu) 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 […]

Jesús Ramos-Kittrell Wins AAUP Award

Contributed by Maria Hernandez  In his twenty years of teaching, Jesús Ramos-Kittrell charismatically highlights that there is no secret ingredient nor a unique method to teaching students but instead it is important to provide “a space for subjectivity.” Ramos-Kittrell, Assistant Professor in Residence of Music History and Ethnomusicology and Faculty Affiliate of El Instituto, has […]

An Evening with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Contributed by Samuel Martínez On the evening of Wednesday, 7 April, El Instituto, together with the Connecticut Democracy Center at the Old State House (OSH), Hartford, co-hosted a live-streamed conversation with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, Ecuadorian-American essayist and creative nonfiction writer, moderated by Fany Hannon, Director of UConn’s Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center. “The […]

Translation Conference Brings Cuba Scholars to UConn On-line Event

Contributed by Jacqueline Loss Over four afternoons between March 2nd and 5th, the symposium “The Translation of Letters and Ideas in Cuba’s Republic” took place virtually at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Sponsored by the Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, the UConn Humanities Institute, an Instituto Seed Grant, the John N. Plank Lecture Series, […]

Nicaragua Performance Art in the Crossfire

Contributed by Samuel Martínez   El Instituto, together with the Human Rights Institute and the IIE Artist Protection Fund (APF) co-sponsored a live-streaming art event on the evening of Thursday, 8 April 2021, “Nicaragua: Performance Art in the Crossfire (Power, Relational Aesthetics, and Activisms). The event featured the Nicaraguan artists (and APF Fellows) Alejandro de […]

Two Instituto affiliate faculty win AAUP teaching and service awards

Neag Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership, Milagros Castillo-Montoya, will be honored with a 2021 AAUP Service Excellence award, and Assistant Professor-in-Residence Jesús Ramos-Kittrell will receive a 2021 AAUP Teaching Innovation award. A virtual ZOOM ceremony is planned on Wednesday, April 28th, at 1:00 pm.  Any and all who wish to attend are welcome. Please RSVP […]