LALS names Chauvenet recipient

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Wake Forest Junior Frank de Waegh was recently named by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program and by Selection Committee of the Chauvenet Award as one of the award’s first recipients. Frank, a Political Science major, will be spending his summer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti conducting research on non-government organizations in the country. Frank allowed us to interview [...] Read more »

Assessing Hispanic Studies

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In recent years, transatlantic approaches to cultural production have gained increasing prominence within academic fields ranging from history and geography to literary studies. Transatlantic perspectives have encouraged fruitful scholarly exchanges among literary critics, historians, linguists, geographers, sociologists, and anthropologists. In particular, a growing number of prominent scholars of Peninsular Spanish and Latin American literature and [...] Read more »

Latino faculty-student engagements


Members of the university’s faculty and staff possessing Latino heritage or maintaining Latino interests will sit down with members of the university’s student body to discuss their common experiences and challenges over an authentic Hispanic meal at the first-ever Latino Student/Faculty Dinner. The dinner will provide students with an unique opportunity to network with the university’s faculty, [...] Read more »

Las Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo

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The Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the Documentary Film Program will host a screening of the award winning documentary film, “Las Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo,” on Tuesday, April 10th at 7 P.M. in Carswell Hall’s Annenberg Forum. A discussion with the film’s directors will follow. The film, [...] Read more »