Disasters with Borders: The Impact of the “Haitian” Earthquake in a Dominican Border Town


The January 12, 2010 earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas is one of the worst disasters in recent history.  While the earthquake and cholera epidemic’s consequences in Haiti received considerable attention, very little is known about how these disasters impacted communities in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Tess Kulstad, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, […] Read more »

Chauvenet Award 2014


The Latin American and Latino Studies Program will again be awarding this year the Chauvenet Award to a student proposing an independent study project requiring travel to Latin America. The purpose of the Chauvenet Award is to provide a competitive grant for a summer abroad research project to a student minoring in Latin American […] Read more »

Carlos Perez


On Monday, November 25th, the Music Department, Latin American and Latino Studies program, with the support of IPLACe, will present a concert featuring Chilean Classical Guitar Virtuoso Carlos Perez in the Ring Theater at 7:30 p.m. Perez will be performing on a Spanish guitar compositions from Romantic composers of Spain and South America, […] Read more »

Film Screening: From the Back of the Line


The Documentary Film Program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Department of Politics and International Affairs, the American Ethnic Studies Program, and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program are all co-sponsoring a screening of the documentary From the Back of the Line: Voices of the Undocumented on Thursday September 19th, at 7 PM at […] Read more »