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Instituto MA Alumni Win Fellowship to Promote Campus Latinx Dialogues

Latinx and Latin American Studies MA graduates, Pauline Batista and Lauren Pérez-Bonilla (now doctoral students in UCONN Geography and Education, respectively), together with History doctoral student Claudio Daflon, have been awarded an Initiative on Campus Dialogs (ICD) Fellowship to develop a year-long project, “Vamos!” Vamos! seeks to gather UConn’s growing Latinx population within a space […]

Instituto Affiliate Elizabeth Howard Wins Major Department of Education Grant

Together with UConn faculty Professor Manuela Wagner (LCL), Assistant Professor Aarti Bellara (EPSY), Neag School of Education Associate Professor have worked alongside  Instituto affiliate faculty member Elizabeth Howard who has won a $179,000 grant from the US Department of Education for a three-year research project, “Reimagining Dual Language Education: Promoting Equitable Bilingualism and Biliteracy Outcomes […]

Three Instituto Affiliate Faculty Win UConn Humanities Funding Competition

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) announced the award of five Scholarship and Collaboration in Humanities and Arts Research (SCHARP) Program grants, including the following grants won by affiliates of El Instituto: SCHARP Breakthrough Award – $50,000 Mark Healey, Department of History Bibliohack Plus: An Integrated, Low Cost, Open Source Digitization Tool […]

UConn PhD and Latinx Political Behavior Expert Publishes Study on Secular Americans

2015 UConn Political Science PhD, Juhem Navarro-Rivera has published a report, Reshaping American Politics: The 2020 Secular Voices Survey, for Socioanalitica Research. The report examines the political beliefs and behavior of Americans who identify as atheist, agnostic, or simply nonreligious.   Sociolanalitica report.

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 […]