Our visiting scholars and artists are given access to space and resources to advance their creative agenda, while also making colloquia and lecture presentations, visiting classrooms, holding workshops, and showcasing their work through UConn exhibits. Please contact the Institute director or submit a "contact us" message for more information.
Sophie Maríñez is a 2021 Mellon/ACLS Fellow and a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at Borough of Manhattan Community College, where she is a professor of Modern Languages and Literatures. She is also an NEH awardee, a CUNY William P. Kelly Research Fellow, and a former Faculty Fellow at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics of the Graduate Center, CUNY. During her residence at UConn in Fall 2021, Maríñez presented a talk and workshopped a chapter from her book project, Spirals in the Caribbean: Representing Violence in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Alejandro de la Guerra
Alejandro de la Guerra is a Nicaraguan artist and art teacher. His residence at UConn was sponsored by the Artist Protection Fund of the IIE as well as UConn's Human Rights Institute and School of Fine Arts. The main thematic point of reference of de la Guerra’s art is historical memory. Examples of his work may be seen at his Website and blogspot. De la Guerra experimented with new media while at UConn, and also mounted exhibits of his work, participated in group shows, and gave a memorable performance/talk with fellow Nicaraguan performance artist, Elyla, about activist art in Nicaragua and Central America.
Solsiree del Moral
Solsiree del Moral is an Associate Professor of History, Amherst College, is in residence at El Instituto and the Department of History for the academic year. With support from an ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship, she is completing a book manuscript, titled "Street Children, Crime, and Punishment in Puerto Rico, 1940-1965."