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A Missed Opportunity: Post-Revolutionary Mexican Murals And Incomplete Historical Narratives, Jesus Gandara Ortega 2019 University at Albany, State University of New York

A Missed Opportunity: Post-Revolutionary Mexican Murals And Incomplete Historical Narratives, Jesus Gandara Ortega

Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Honors Program

This research project investigates the sociopolitical factors that contributed to the lack of Afro-Mexican representation in post-revolutionary murals and how the erasure of Afro-Mexicans in government-commissioned propaganda has affected Afro-descendant communities today in Mexico. The post-revolutionary struggles for power to unite the country have all but erased the representation of Afro-descendants in murals, historical records, and among its citizens. The absence of Afro-descendants in post-revolutionary murals contributes to continued stigma and discrimination against Afro-descendants in Mexico.


Barbados’ Debt Crisis: The Effects Of Colonialism And Neoliberalism, Chase 2019 University at Albany, State University of New York

Barbados’ Debt Crisis: The Effects Of Colonialism And Neoliberalism, Chase

Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Honors Program

This research project explains the correlation between the tourism sector and Barbados’s cycle of debt. Barbados has continuously incurred debt, from international financing institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, since its independence from Great Britain in 1966. As of 2017, the estimated national debt of Barbados is $7.92 billion (USD).[1] Sir Hillary Beckles, Michael Howard, and other economic experts and professors at the University of the West Indies, believe the country has gone into debt for a variety of different reasons. Barbados incurred such a staggering debt due in part to its violent history of chattel ...


Dear United States Of America, We Are Children: Unaccompanied Minors At The U.S./Mexico Border, Briana Dominguez 2019 University at Albany, State University of New York

Dear United States Of America, We Are Children: Unaccompanied Minors At The U.S./Mexico Border, Briana Dominguez

Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Honors Program

The United States government creates policies that have systematically excluded nonwhites from being legally recognized as members of U.S. society. Immigration laws have historically been influenced by the cultural construction of race and racism in the United States.


Chinese Cubans: Transnational Origins And Revolutionary Integration, Kevin J. Morris 2019 Georgia College and State University

Chinese Cubans: Transnational Origins And Revolutionary Integration, Kevin J. Morris

The Corinthian

The Chinese legacy in Cuba exists in a dual state, at once both a fundamental aspect of the Cuban people and the Cuban nationality while also an oft-overlooked strand in the fabric of Cuban society and culture. While today the official number of Chinese-born Cubans in Cuba is low, the number of Chinese-descendants in Cuba may well number in the hundreds of thousands. This duality merits exploration, as it sheds light on the unique experiences of Chinese Cubans and Chinese-descendants through several eras of Cuban history. Most interestingly, the role and presence of Chinese Cubans in the Cuban Revolution provides ...


Dándoles Más De Lo Que Pidieron: La Justicia Epistemológica En El Abrazo De La Serpiente De Ciro Guerra, Ryan Bradley Pinchot 2019 Cleveland State University

Dándoles Más De Lo Que Pidieron: La Justicia Epistemológica En El Abrazo De La Serpiente De Ciro Guerra, Ryan Bradley Pinchot

ETD Archive

Tras la nominación de El abrazo de la serpiente de Ciro Guerra a mejor película extranjera en los premios Óscar en 2016, muchos críticos periodistas colombianos celebraron el filme, a menudo enfatizando el cuidado con el que el director retrató a los pueblos indígenas de la Amazonía. Es cierto que la obra plasma un diálogo muchas veces didáctico entre personajes arquetípicos—dos científicos de Occidente y un chamán indígena—y que Guerra retrata en la diégesis, así como provoca en el público, un evento políticamente productivo, lo que el estudioso Boaventura de Sousa Santos denomina una “ruptura epistémica”. Por otro ...


Heritage Sites, Leah Burke 2019 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Heritage Sites, Leah Burke

Masters Theses

A written thesis to accompany the M.F.A. Exhibition Heritage Sites, in which vignettes of the artist’s personal and familial narratives become a backdrop for examining themes such as global tourism, the notion of universal heritage, and questioning Puerto Rico as a postcolonial place. A two channel short video layers archival imagery with original material to examine the ways Puerto Rico has been represented and misrepresented personally and globally.


Youth Bilingualism, Identity And Quechua Language Planning And Policy In The Urban Peruvian Andes, Frances Julia Kvietok Dueñas 2019 University of Pennsylvania

Youth Bilingualism, Identity And Quechua Language Planning And Policy In The Urban Peruvian Andes, Frances Julia Kvietok Dueñas

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Quechua language education and research has long been relegated to rural areas and elementary schools of the Andes. Nonetheless, current language policy in the southern Peruvian region of Cusco has opened new opportunities for Quechua, a minoritized Indigenous language, to be taught in cities and towns and in high schools. In this sociolinguistic context, this dissertation explores what it means for youth in the contemporary urban Andes to be speakers and learners of Quechua, as well as how youth influence the maintenance of Quechua in contexts of ongoing language shift to Spanish. Through a 20-month long ethnographic and participatory study ...


Sistematización De Cuentos/Relatos De La Comunidad Mocagua, Anderson Santos Ortega, Fredy Andrés Santos Toro 2019 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Sistematización De Cuentos/Relatos De La Comunidad Mocagua, Anderson Santos Ortega, Fredy Andrés Santos Toro

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Camino A La Interseccionalidad: Una Aproximación Al Desarrollo De Ideas Feministas En La España Contemporánea, Kierra Mitchell 2019 Claremont Colleges

Camino A La Interseccionalidad: Una Aproximación Al Desarrollo De Ideas Feministas En La España Contemporánea, Kierra Mitchell

Scripps Senior Theses

Esta tesis utiliza la interseccionalidad como lente para hacer un análisis de los textos culturales y activistas para explicar cómo se manifiestan las ideas feministas en estos dos períodos cruciales de avance del feminismo en España: el primer cuarto del siglo veinte y las primeras décadas del siglo veintiuno. La interseccionalidad sirve como una prisma de análisis que permite entender los sistemas hegemónicos de poder. Esta tesis analiza ejemplos de textos y demandas que ilustran las preocupaciones y aparatos ideológicos que sustentan diferentes aproximaciones al feminismo en estas dos épocas. Un interés específico, en especial en la segunda parte, es ...


Latin America And The Swedish Diaspora: The Case Of Cuba And Argentina, Dr. Oleski Miranda Navarro 2019 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Latin America And The Swedish Diaspora: The Case Of Cuba And Argentina, Dr. Oleski Miranda Navarro

Swenson Center Faculty Research Stipend Reports

I spent a week at the Swenson Swedish Immigration Center to explore materials that would highlight the history and cultural influence of Swedish and Scandinavian immigration in Latin America. Before beginning my research, I pinpointed a few texts and publications at the Center that I thought would help to develop further connections between race and immigration for Latin America. My intention was to include the subject in the delivery of my Latin American Studies courses at Augustana College and eventually pen a journal article on the research findings. Once I began working at the Swenson Center, I was happy to ...


The Political Work Of Memory In Collaborative Caribbean Archaeology, Elena Sesma 2019 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Political Work Of Memory In Collaborative Caribbean Archaeology, Elena Sesma

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation is the product of a community-based research project that sought to understand how descendants of the 19th century Millars Plantation on the southern end of Eleuthera, Bahamas continue to use and reinterpret the landscape that they have called home for over a century and a half. In 1871, the last owner of the Millars Plantation left the estate in her will to the descendants of her former slaves and servants. That descendant community still upholds their right to this land today, although in recent years, a Bahamian developer has attempted to gain title to the acreage through the ...


Limón Patwa: A Perceptual Study To Measure Language Attitudes Toward Speakers Of Patwa In Costa Rica, Robert Bell 2019 University of Kentucky

Limón Patwa: A Perceptual Study To Measure Language Attitudes Toward Speakers Of Patwa In Costa Rica, Robert Bell

Theses and Dissertations--Linguistics

The primary purpose for this research is to examine and identify the social functions of Limón Patwa, a closely related language to Jamaican Patwa spoken by the Afro-Caribbean community of Costa Rica. There is a unique relationship regarding the language contact between Spanish and LP, where the maintenance of this English based language can certainly be complicated by a Spanish language dominant environment. Studying the historical migration of this Afro-Caribbean population to Costa Rica in the 1800s sheds light on the systemic oppression and the lack of integration into Costa Rican society that Afro-Costa Ricans faced in the midst of ...


Cassandra Rios E A Lésbica Genuína Em Eu Sou Uma Lésbica (1980), Carolina Castellanos Gonella 2019 Dickinson College

Cassandra Rios E A Lésbica Genuína Em Eu Sou Uma Lésbica (1980), Carolina Castellanos Gonella

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

In this article, I analyze the novel, Eu sou uma lésbica (1980), by Brazilian author Cassandra Rios (1932-2002). I examine how Rios's text discusses the lesbianism and sexuality of Flávia, the protagonist of the novel, as well as the sexual and love relationship that the seven-year-old Flávia has with an adult woman. The work of authors such as Judith Butler, Marilyn R. Farwell, Teresa De Lauretis, Adrianne Rich, Gayle Rubin, and Jeffrey Weeks informs my theoretical framework. I propose that the novel presents Flávia's sexuality as natural and genuine in order to challenge traditional discourses surrounding lesbianism and ...


Women Legislators & Representation Of The Indigenous Interests: The Case Of Mexico, Michelle Muñoz Cisneros 2019 University of Texas at El Paso

Women Legislators & Representation Of The Indigenous Interests: The Case Of Mexico, Michelle Muñoz Cisneros

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Elsa Chaney (1979) argued that women legislators in Latin America exhibit a supermadre approach in their legislatures. As a result of this, women legislators are relegated to "less important" committees, such as those dealing with family, children, and social issues. Based on her approach, this Thesis argues that due to gender socialization women legislators create an inclusive political environment in the legislature for minorities and marginalized groups. Specifically, it investigates women legislators' bill initiation behavior regarding the inclusion of indigenous populations' interests. This Thesis analyzes original data gathered from the 2009-2018 Mexican Congress using logistic regression. The findings indicate that ...


Aula Blog Posts, Santiago Anria 2019 Dickinson College

Aula Blog Posts, Santiago Anria

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

Santiago Anria's AULA Blog posts include:

-"A Right Turn in Latin America?" (Co-authored by Kenneth Roberts) - Date posted, January 9, 2019.
-"Bolivia: The Exceptional Case of the MAS." - Date posted, November 14, 2018.
-"Bolivia: Implications of Referendum for Democracy and the MAS." - Date posted, January 19, 2016.
-"Bolivia: Lessons from the MAS." - Date posted, July 16, 2014.
-"Argentina's Mid-Term Elections: The Beginning of the End of Christina." (Co-authored by Federico Fuchs) - Date posted, October 15, 2013.


Mujeres Al Rescate De Figuras Femeninas Mitificadas: Claire, Catalina De Los Ríos Y Lisperguer Y Malinalli, Giada Biasetti 2019 Augusta University

Mujeres Al Rescate De Figuras Femeninas Mitificadas: Claire, Catalina De Los Ríos Y Lisperguer Y Malinalli, Giada Biasetti

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

“Mujeres al rescate de figuras femeninas mitificadas: Malinalli, Claire y Catalina de los Ríos y Lisperguer,” focuses on three novels that emphasize the act of rewriting the past by means of techniques such as the use of polyphony, the focus on intrahistory, and the act of narrating from the margins of society. In these novels "Maldita yo entre las mujeres" (1991), by Mercedes Valdivieso; "Malinche" (2005), by Laura Esquivel; and "Duerme" (1994), by Carmen Boullosa--, the marginal voice is created through the point of contact between history and fiction. The texts present a reading of history based on the conflicts ...


Los Ritmos Latinoamericanos Como Estrategia De Resistencia En La Ópera La Ruta De Su Evasión (2017) De Abya Yala Y Carlos Castro, Pamela Zamora Quesada 2019 West Virginia University

Los Ritmos Latinoamericanos Como Estrategia De Resistencia En La Ópera La Ruta De Su Evasión (2017) De Abya Yala Y Carlos Castro, Pamela Zamora Quesada

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

In this Master’s thesis I examine the most recent Costa Rican opera The Path of Avoidance (2017), produced by the Cultural Association for Performing Arts Abya Yala, directed by Roxana Ávila and composed by Carlos Castro, based on the homonymous novel of Yolanda Oreamuno (1948).Through a semiotic analysis, I will discuss how the innovative manner of incorporating Latin American rhythms such as salsa, bolero, vals criollo, bossa nova and tango is a musical strategy which promotes a problematization of the gender dominant discourse and patriarchal context. Simultaneously, these rhythms offer a way of resistance on the direct or ...


Familias Separadas: The Zero Tolerance Policy That Changed The U.S. Immigration System, Saúl G. Amezcua 2019 Bard College

Familias Separadas: The Zero Tolerance Policy That Changed The U.S. Immigration System, Saúl G. Amezcua

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies & Multidisciplinary Studies of Bard College


New York 1987, Tyler Fisher 2018 University of Central Florida

New York 1987, Tyler Fisher

Tyler Fisher

Dedicated to the Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos (1914-1953), Sherezada (Chiqui) Vicioso's evocation of New York City conjures up a sensory experience of the bustling metropolis alongside references to its international, and especially Latino, ingredients. Vicioso depicts a city that is infused with but strangely unaware of its Hispanic heritage, which her enumeration of food, music, contraband, Afro-Caribbean spirits, and expatriates calls to the surface. The poem’s minimal punctuation, idiosyncratic line- and word-divisions, wordplay, blend of archaic and current diction, and sporadically disjointed syntax underscore a crowded, onrushing, almost incantatory medley of past and present, local and ...


The Heart Of A Zombie: Dominican Literature's Sentient Undead, Emily A. Maguire 2018 Northwestern University

The Heart Of A Zombie: Dominican Literature's Sentient Undead, Emily A. Maguire

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

A formerly human being that has been separated from its human consciousness, the has always been marked as more dead than alive. Yet in recent cultural production, another kind of zombie has emerged, what we might call the “sentient undead.” In these recent narratives, the undead protagonist is conscious of his or her inhumanity/non-humanness, along with the marginality of this position, and his or her potential “redemption” or return to humanity is often what drives the plot. Although the sentient zombie’s outsider position can function as a meditation on the social mores that make up human behavior, it ...


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