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El Teatro Afro-Hispano Y La Emergencia De Una Ciudadanía Global: Diálogos Del Sur En Espacios Migratorios, Elisa G. Rizo 2018 Iowa State University

El Teatro Afro-Hispano Y La Emergencia De Una Ciudadanía Global: Diálogos Del Sur En Espacios Migratorios, Elisa G. Rizo

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Al hablar de espacios migratorios hay que comenzar por reconocer que la migración internacional no es un tema nuevo sino uno muy antiguo y diverso. Como nos recuerda Boaventura de Sousa Santos, a lo largo de la historia y sobre todo a partir del siglo XX, han existido grandes flujos transnacionales de personas por turismo, negocios, estudios, trabajos especializados, política, catástrofes, guerras, condiciones económicas, etc. A su vez, las circulaciones de un país a otro han dependido de las relaciones entre las naciones de origen y las naciones receptoras, así como de dinámicas de pertenencia y acceso a oportunidades dentro ...


Self-Perceived Success Of First-Generation College-Going Latinx Students, Sarah Mongillo 2018 University of Connecticut

Self-Perceived Success Of First-Generation College-Going Latinx Students, Sarah Mongillo

Honors Scholar Theses

This exploratory study aims to address the unique experiences of Latinx first-generation college-going students during their undergraduate careers. Literature has emphasized the obstacles Latinx students face during admission phase to college; this research examines the experiences of students attending a predominantly white institution (PWI) in the northeast. Latinx individuals are the most underrepresented ethnic group on college campuses, and those whose parents lack knowledge of the US education system must overcome additional struggles. Through qualitative data analysis of 20 undergraduate students’ survey responses, this study finds that first-generation college-going Latinx students feel isolated in their college experience and prioritize non-traditional ...


El Andaluz Y El Español Estadounidense: Exploring Traces Of Andalusian Sibilants In U.S. Spanish, Carolyn M. Siegman 2018 Macalester College

El Andaluz Y El Español Estadounidense: Exploring Traces Of Andalusian Sibilants In U.S. Spanish, Carolyn M. Siegman

Hispanic Studies Honors Projects

The Andalucista Theory claims that Andalusian Spanish was particularly influential during the development of Spanish in Latin America during the time of Spanish colonization. The present study seeks to examine traces of Andalusian Spanish in Spanish in the United States, considering the added level of complexity brought by contact with English and heightened contact with other dialects of Spanish. By examining 10 interviews from Andalusian Spanish speakers and 12 interviews from Spanish speakers in the U.S., we provide a comparison of the modern-day phonetic realizations of , , and in these two distant linguistic regions.


Coca, Capitalism And Decolonization: State Violence In Bolivia Through Coca Policy, Margaret A. Poulos 2018 Macalester College

Coca, Capitalism And Decolonization: State Violence In Bolivia Through Coca Policy, Margaret A. Poulos

Political Science Honors Projects

I approach Bolivian coca policy under Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous President, as a site to examine the broader issue of decolonization. My paper argues that the new General Law of Coca, passed in March 2017, is part of a larger systemic pattern of violence towards historically disenfranchised communities in Bolivia, despite Morales’ indigenous Aymara identity and pro-coca activism. Drawing on interviews I conducted and a postcolonial theoretical framework, I analyze how although Morales has rhetorically advocated for indigenous communities and decolonizing Bolivia, colonial legacies supplanted in the subjectivity of Bolivians and institutions of its government have persisted. I ...


Foreign Aid As An Influence On Foreign Public Opinion, Cierra Powell 2018 Carroll College

Foreign Aid As An Influence On Foreign Public Opinion, Cierra Powell

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Countries have some ability to make other countries more likely to cooperate. Strategically, one way that this can be done is through building up a resource of what Joseph Nye calls “soft power.” In the summer of 2017, I conducted interviews around these topics in Ecuador, and came to the conclusion that monetary flowsremittances, inflows of monetary aid, importscan help to build up a resource of soft power that can influence the attitudes that foreign publics have about donor countries, possibly despite a detrimental colonial experience. In this paper I build upon this idea, that monetary flows can build up ...


More People, More Puppies And Less Latin American Rabies, Lizzy Younce 2018 Carroll College

More People, More Puppies And Less Latin American Rabies, Lizzy Younce

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Since 1983 the countries of Latin America have come together as one to eliminate the fatal disease of rabies within the region. Through their international collaboration they have reduced human rabies case incidence by over 95%. There are political, economic, social, environmental and biological factors which contribute to this successful international public health campaign. With the oversight and collaboration of researchers at Washington State University (WSU) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), last summer I examined the various factors and their impact on postexposure vaccine usage. In this talk I will present our current findings, how we found them ...


Horacio Quiroga: Analysis Of Nature’S Ability To Take Away Life As Demonstrated In Various Of His Short Stories, Monica Mendoza 2018 Carroll College

Horacio Quiroga: Analysis Of Nature’S Ability To Take Away Life As Demonstrated In Various Of His Short Stories, Monica Mendoza

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Horacio Quiroga has often been labeled the Edgar Allan Poe of Latin America. He experienced many tragedies in his life that tremendously impacted his literary works. In 1879, Quiroga’s father accidentally shot and killed himself. In 1901, while he was cleaning his friend’s gun, he accidentally fired a shot that immediately resulted in the death of his friend. In 1915, his wife committed suicide due to a long and debilitating depression. These are only a few of the tragedies that plagued the life of Horacio Quiroga. His experiences influenced the way he saw the world and they were ...


Physical Therapy Practices Of The Us And South America, Dylan Young Vazquez 2018 Carroll College

Physical Therapy Practices Of The Us And South America, Dylan Young Vazquez

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

The research for this presentation will explore the differences in the field of physical therapy between the United States and various countries in South America to compare and evaluate the preparation and implementation of physical therapy care, to formulate recommendations for possible improvements and pursue further research. The United States and selected South American countries have starkly different economic, social, and political backgrounds which impact the way in which physical therapy is administered and received. This allows for comparisons to be made between each respective model of physical therapy, creating a running dialog on how these programs can improve and ...


“The Only Way Out Is In”: Negotiating Identity Through Narrative In The House On Mango Street And The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Brianna E. Taylor 2018 Murray State University

“The Only Way Out Is In”: Negotiating Identity Through Narrative In The House On Mango Street And The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Brianna E. Taylor

Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal

While aimed at vastly different audiences, Sandra Cisneros’s beloved coming-of-age story The House on Mango Street and Junot Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao both uniquely capture the complexities of navigating the hyphenated territory between their respective Mexican-American and Dominican-American identities. Cisneros engages readers with the simple yet profound narrative voice of Esperanza in a series of vignettes that subtly reveal a growing consciousness of her role as a young Mexican-American woman and her creative consciousness as an artist. Through the multifaceted narrative perspective of Yunior, Díaz skillfully weaves together “ghetto nerd ...


The Symbolic Annihilation Of Latinas In Spanish Language Music Videos And Its Detrimental Effects On Mental And Physical Health, Cassidy Hirsch 2018 Stephen F Austin State University

The Symbolic Annihilation Of Latinas In Spanish Language Music Videos And Its Detrimental Effects On Mental And Physical Health, Cassidy Hirsch

Undergraduate Research Conference

• How does the Symbolic Annihilation of Latinas in Spanish-Language music videos promote Western beauty standards?

• How can this action impact a Latina woman’s mentality and physical health?


Artesana De Sí Misma: Gabriela Mistral, Una Intelectual En Cuerpo Y Palabra, Claudia Cabello Hutt 2018 Purdue University

Artesana De Sí Misma: Gabriela Mistral, Una Intelectual En Cuerpo Y Palabra, Claudia Cabello Hutt

Purdue University Press Book Previews

Artesana de sí misma by Claudia Cabello Hutt reevaluates the place of Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral in the literary and intellectual history of Latin America, illuminating and filling a number of lingering voids in the study of this canonical figure. Cabello Hutt introduces readers to Mistral’s vast but scarcely studied journalistic prose as well as her unpublished manuscripts, letters, and images held in the United States and in newly opened Chilean archives. Moving beyond her amply discussed poetry, Cabello Hutt demonstrates that Mistral’s essays, visual representations, and gender performance are key to understanding Mistral’s self-construction as a ...


Lupe Under The Sun, Rosie Pineda 2018 Bowling Green State University

Lupe Under The Sun, Rosie Pineda

Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

Lupe Under the Sun is a neorealist film following an aging migrant worker living in California, who longs to return to Mexico before it is too late. Featuring a cast of nonprofessional actors, real farmworkers and authentic locations, Lupe Under the Sun tackles issues of depression, homesickness and the immigrant myth of the American Dream.

Long estranged from his family in Michoacán, migrant laborer Lupe finds relief from the backbreaking work of harvesting peaches in California’s Central Valley through camaraderie and a quiet love affair with fellow immigrant Gloria. Soon the stability of his daily routine begins to ...


The Parallels Of White Supremacy Discourse In Bitita’S Diary And Racism In A Racial Democracy, Jerry Scruggs 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Parallels Of White Supremacy Discourse In Bitita’S Diary And Racism In A Racial Democracy, Jerry Scruggs

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

This paper explores the workings of white supremacy within a rural Brazilian context. France Winddance Twine’s Racism in a Racial Democracy serves as an ideological basis for this analysis of Carolina Maria de Jesus’s Bitita’s Diary, and shows how systemic and rampant white supremacy has weighed on the psyche of Afro-Brazilians and how it persists to the present day.


Cross-Cultural Analysis Of Turn-Taking Practices In English And Spanish Conversations, Claudia B. Martínez 2018 University of Alabama

Cross-Cultural Analysis Of Turn-Taking Practices In English And Spanish Conversations, Claudia B. Martínez

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

Conversation analysis is primarily concerned with the tacit rules of turn-taking in standard systems of conversation—that is, with how people maneuver through spoken conversations to make themselves heard, while still allowing for dialogue to take place. Sacks, Schegloff & Jefferson had largely influenced the groundwork for this field in the late 1970s by setting forth certain proprieties of speech that deem overlaps, or interruptions, generally untoward and counterproductive. My goal here is to rethink this theory, however, to illuminate certain culturally specific instances of overlapping that do indeed lend themselves to the flow of the conversation. I compare such instances ...


La Ciudad Como Espacio De La Marginalidad: Un Acercamiento Crítico A Un Oso Rojo, Mariana Pensa 2018 UCLA Extension

La Ciudad Como Espacio De La Marginalidad: Un Acercamiento Crítico A Un Oso Rojo, Mariana Pensa

South East Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

Nos proponemos realizar un análisis del film argentino Un oso rojo (2002, dirigido por Israel Adrián Caetano). Un punto de entrada para el análisis nos remite al concepto mismo de lo que es una ciudad, tal como Lewis Mumford lo expone en su canónico artículo “What is a city?”. Si la ciudad se constituye, al decir de Mumford, en espacio simbólico de “unidad colectiva”, en donde los hombres realizan sus actividades mas “útiles”, las preguntas a las que nos llevan estos conceptos serán ¿cuál es el estatuto de una ciudad recorrida por la violencia? ¿Cómo el espacio refiere y significa ...


Seccll Conference Program 2018, Georgia Southern University 2018 Georgia Southern University

Seccll Conference Program 2018, Georgia Southern University

South East Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

Conference Program


Shiwilu, Pilar Valenzuela 2018 Chapman University

Shiwilu, Pilar Valenzuela

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Articles and Research

"Shiwilu, also known as Jebero (ISO jeb), is a critically endangered Kawapanan language spoken in the District of Jeberos, in northeastern Peru. Kawapanan languages exhibit a “mixed” areal profile, in that they combine structural properties typical of Western Amazonian languages with features specifically associated to the Central Andean families Quechuan and Aymaran (Valenzuela 2015). On June 23, 2016, Shiwilu became the first Peruvian language to be declared National Cultural Heritage (Resolución Viceministerial N° 073-2016-VMPCIC-MC). The present text was delivered orally in 2013 by one of the youngest native speakers, Mr. Fidel Lomas Chota, who was 59 years old at the ...


Re-Imagining The Theatre: Existence And Change, Andres Aguilar 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Re-Imagining The Theatre: Existence And Change, Andres Aguilar

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

With acknowledgement of Nicaraguan Theatre and its different dynamics, this research works to expose and create visibility of current Nicaraguan Theatre with relation to social change in Managua, Nicaragua. The microcosm of theatre is revolutionary in creating the necessary change to reach a state of consciousness that allows others to accept and understand society and others for what they are and what they can be. The theater is simply a tool. Intrinsically, all acts are political, therefore the theater is a political declaration. The theater is, and always will be, a political arena, when the aesthetics of the theater are ...


The Importance Of Language In Cross-Cultural Interaction, Lacy Norton 2018 Liberty University

The Importance Of Language In Cross-Cultural Interaction, Lacy Norton

Senior Honors Theses

Language and culture are connected. Because of this connection, people have a preferred language with which they have an emotional or cultural connection. In Latin American cultures, it is beneficial to speak to a person in their preferred language. Using a person’s preferred language as opposed to any other language will facilitate a deeper connection with that person, cross cultural barriers that may separate them, and be more effective when attempting to share the gospel.


La Comercialización Del Mural Porteño / The Marketing Of The Porteur Mural, Alexandria Ashley 2018 SIT Study Abroad

La Comercialización Del Mural Porteño / The Marketing Of The Porteur Mural, Alexandria Ashley

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Valparaíso is home to a visually stimulating urban landscape which has become one of the identifying factors of the famous port city. The flamboyant cityscape and stunning murals that splash color across the once-empty walls of Valpo attract tourists from all over the world to come and admire the rich hub of bohemian culture. However, it hasn’t always been the vibrant city that it is nowadays. What many porteños, or lifelong citizens of Valparaíso, cite as the city’s authentic identifying characteristic is its history as a major port city. However, after the construction of the Panama Canal, Valpo ...


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