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 […]

La Colectiva Feminista Comes to UConn!

Contributed by Nina Vázquez La Colectiva Feminista en Construcción of Puerto Rico will be visiting El Instituto from March 23rd through March 27th 2020. El Instituto will be hosting a series of events with la Colectiva’s leaders, Zoan Tanís Dávila Roldán and Shariana Ferrer-Núñez. The purpose of these events is to promote community outreach and […]

Music Professor Jesús Ramos-Kittrell Publishes Book on Global Mexicanidades

Contributed by Samuel Martínez The contributory volume, Decentering the Nation: Music, Mexicanidad, and Globalization, edited by Music Assistant Professor in Residence and El Instituto Affiliate faculty member, Jesús Ramos-Kittrell, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in December 2019. El Instituto is proudly included among the UConn units whose co-sponsorship made it possible for Dr Ramos […]

Costa Rica Education Abroad: Why it’s Worth the Trip

By Anne Gebelein Sixteen students recently returned from 3 weeks in Costa Rica where they had an intensive, 6-credit experience studying human rights in Central America. Students had the opportunity to meet with experts to discuss migration, refugees, gender relations, and interpersonal and state violence. They visited the Interamerican Court of Human Rights, a community […]

La Comunidad Intelectual Learning Community Presents Research at Virginia Tech Conference

By Dr. Diana I. Ríos, El Instituto and Communication For several years we have conducted a case study on La Comunidad Intelectual (LCI) using biography-of-work techniques. LCI co-directors and founders, Diana I. Ríos and Graciela-Quiñones-Rodríguez have led student co-authors toward successful conference submissions. In February 2020, LCI student leaders again figured prominently as core to […]

Graciela Mochkofsky Presents the 2019 Mead Lecture

Contributed by Samuel Martínez The 2019 Robert G Mead, Jr. Lecture was presented on 14 November 2019 by Graciela Mochkofsky, Director of the Spanish-language Journalism Program, Executive Director of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media, and Tow Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center. Professor Mochkofsky joined the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at […]

Multi-Media Artist Alejandro de la Guerra Year-Long Residence at UConn

Contributed by Samuel Martínez In February 2020, Alejandro de la Guerra, Nicaraguan artist and art teacher, began a planned year-long residence as a visiting fellow at UConn’s School of Fine Arts. The main thematic point of reference of de la Guerra’s art is historical memory. Among his best-known works is the public sculpture/performance piece, La […]